This joystick feels very well made, not cheap like the original kit stick I bought. I was looking for something with stiffer springs and boy did this one deliver. I like it quite a bit. Throw distance feels pretty short which I like, despite slag listing the throw distance as long. The springs are probably just a little stiffer than I'd prefer and I can tell that the diagonals are a bit harder to hit. All in all, it's pretty good stick.