TTL writes: "Microsoft makes better hardware than software. There, I said it. It's that they're surprisingly good listeners. Back in the day, they set their sights on Gravis and totally flattened them with their Sidewinder. (RIP Commander Keen.) The joysticks were the same; people wanted them because they were excellent, period. Everything's the way you wanted it to be, Microsoft was innovative with features, and the devices were bulletproof."
+Customizable everything else, really
+Nice accessory kit
+Handy for general mousing, too
-Looks not for everyone
-Could use a few more buttons