Overall this is a yoke that I would recommend as it registers and works instantly in FSX. The plastic shaft seems sturdy enough, and the buttons and everything feel right. I'd say that my only complaints are with the documentation and the CH Products Control Manager software. I wish that the yoke came with a piece of paper to show you what each button was intended for. The Control Manager software seems very hard to use, but would be awesome if they could make the entire process of creating, finding, and loading profiles a whole lot easier. As it is the CM software usability factor is 1 out of 5. In summary, a recommended buy if you are serious about your flying. Combine this and TrackIR and you have a totally immersive flight experience.