Isn't that Saitek joystick the one where you feel as if you're arm wrestling a bear though, nin?
I need to get myself another decent joystick. Otoh, I don't really have any game that needs one... Still hoping Lock On is going to be great.
As for Microsoft discontinuing Sidewinder, heh, they're only discontinuing selling the fucker. They never actually started supporting it. Anybody remember those very amusing tales when Microsoft released their first game ever, can't remember it's name, some piece of crap shooter, and it wouldn't work with a Sidewinder joystick under Windows? Microsoft + Microsoft + Microsoft = Error.