I have been happily using the Saitek X52 joystick and throttle for probably 10 years or so - and it is still working fine . I have noticed that on occasions, I am inadvertently and incorrectly using the twist grip rudder, and thought I might move to a new joystick setup. So I have been looking at various comments as to the pros and cons of other joysticks and throttles on the market. The Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog joystick and throttle seem to always come out top of the pile in many reviews or comparisons - with great build quality - and the price seems to be the own negative identified.
So my quandary - is do I change? and if so what would you recommend. I enjoy flying the PMDG 737, 747, and 777 and also FSLabs A320 (and Aerosofts when available.) I am a total P3D fan., and also like flying military and GA planes to a lesser degree - so I guess an all rounder.
I am being drawn to the Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog - but at the back of my mind - I am thinking that it has been around for a long time and must be due to be updated soon. does anyone have any inside track on Thrustmaster's roadmap? Similarly, it is a while now since Logitech acquired Saitek - and they must be ready to launch a new product - maybe competing with the high end Warthog?
As you are the guys and gals using joysticks on a regular basis - I would appreciate your honest assessments and comments as to what is currently on the market - and any inside track on joysticks and throttles currently in development. Thank you in advance.