I dont agree with you completely MasterTec. I had the CH throttle and stick for years and they were great. My only two complaints came in the form of the throttle with only one and the large base on the stick because I liked it center mounted.
When A10 was in beta I decided I had to give the warthog a try. I love it. The throttle is the best I have used and all the buttons are reusable for lots of other stuff in other games. Apart from the paddle the warthog is my old CH stick in form but it's metal and the base was made for mounting in cockpits and I have it successfully center mounted.
As much as I was happy with my CH gear I dont have any regrets with the TM. I wouldn't swap back if that helps answer.
After reading this, it makes me want to try the Warthog before going back to CH, which I might do now.
i5-2500k @ 3.3, Asus P8Z77-V LE mobo Windows 7 64-bit, 8GB 1866mhz
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB, 8800GT 512MB, 256GB SSD, 500GB WD, CH Franken-Potato (Stick, Throttle and Pedals)
TM Cougar MFD's, TrackIR 5, G15 keyboard