Nice review, man.
I just purchased ToH last night and basically had just enough time to map my controls and do some free flight. Funny thing is, I thought there was something seriously wrong with my G940. I had a massive dead zone in the center of the stick. Turns out that was a default setting in the games options. Once I turned the dead zone down to 0% I had a much easier time.
The flight model is so quirky it actually makes it much more of a challenge to keep the bird in the air. Left pedal all the time, buggy feeling ground effect and some surprising applications of torque makes things feel kinda hairy sometimes. The pinnacle landing got me a little frustrated I have to admit. I'm doing donuts around this thing thinking, "You're telling me I can land on a moving frigate at night with poor visibility in Black Shark, but I can't land a Little Bird on a massive stationary pad in ToH. You gotta be kidding!"
"Expect No Mercy"