The stick itself is tight as hell and just oozes quality. (All my previous experience is from owning simple joysticks from Saitek and Logitech.) There is some sideways slack in the throttle-sticks, but it doesn't really affect anything.
Bear in mind though, it is a replica stick, which means all the fancy extra buttons on the throttle base, are copied from the A10-C and labeled according to their original functions. This does make it somewhat less generic, but even if you end up not using any of those switches, the HOTAS setup has a metric buttload of keys, hats and switches to configure.
I say, if you can afford it, and are in the market for a HOTAS setup, go for it