Best joystick for Elite Dangerous (and other flight sims)

Best joystick for Elite Dangerous (and other flight sims)

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Before (for long) I played X series with keyboard and mouse. For trader route it was enough.

And I started to play Elite Dangerous now. Trading is worse than in X series (IMO) and I want to change to Bounty Hunter/Discoverer profession.

Now I'm playing on Steam Controller (I have YAW on paddles) and I'm looking for good Joystick,

HOTAS naturally and with thrusters / camera analog sticks. 

My types:

- Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X (~$60) - oldest controller, with the smallest amount of analog sticks

- Thrustmaster T16000M FCS Hotas (~ $150) - newer version of above, with more analog sticks/4axis switches

- Logitech G Saitek X52 Flight Control System (~$179)

- Logitech G Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System (~$209)


Will someone give me a good reason to spend more money to buy a more expensive joystick? 

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I've seen the Hota's in action in Elite Dangerous and it seems like a really great setup. Has all the button's you need in convenient places and the control response is smooth.


I don't know