I started flying the A-10C when the Tank Killer was released. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now, for about 3 hours every other day and I love it. The HOTAS is probably my favorite thing about it. I can absolutely employ my weapons and sensors to get whatever I need done in a quick and efficient manner, even with a broken Saitek X-52 from 15 years ago.
I had been flying the JF-17 and I loved it's HOTAS controls because I had come from the Viggen and the Mirage which had very limited HOTAS controls. It took a bit to get used to the new controls in the Warthog but holy crap, I wish all