Do I need the JLF-CD?

Since LizardLick and AkihabaraShop are out of the Sanwa joysticks, I placed an order at for the JLF-TP-8YT. Well, on LizardLick they have the JLF-TP-8YT-SK that includes the JLF-CD (they’re refunding me the amount for the joystick since they’re all out).

So I was wondering, do I really need to pick up the JLF-CD? Or not?

How can anyone else tell you whether you will like a stick with a shaft cover on better than one without?

I’m only asking if the JLF-CD is required or not. I’m still a noob to building custom sticks.

No, shaft covers are not required.