Best joystick?

So I’ve recently decided that to step up my game, I’m gonna need to put down the pad and pick up a joystick.

Do you have any recommendations? Sticks are expensive, and I don’t want to just throw my money at anything. What kind of stick do you use? Why do you favor it?

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Oh. Ha, thanks for the link. Sorry about that, I guess I didn’t see that thread at all.

Any way to get rid of this topic?