Got mine for about 300 Euros, and I have to say, I DO NOT regret buying this beauty.
(after looking it up on the web you can find it online a little under 500$)
I used to have the old Thrustmaster Cougar Hotas but the pots were starting acting up (conveniently right before when DCS a-10 came out) and this one is an upgrade on virtually everything:
- The throttle is more responsive and the fact that you can choose to split it to control two engines separatly is great (and there's a magnetic switch to stick them together)
- The new joystick loosed the pots and now use Hall effect sensors and much better gimbals, it's smoother, more responsive and much less of a strain to pilot for prolonged times as well.
- If you're into DCS-A10 there's no excuse not to favor it since it's an exact replica and it's perfectly connected to the game (every toggle switch and button is directly mapped to the plane and active out of the box)
The only minus from me comes from the buttons which are plastic (the old ones were metal) but on the plus side, they are much harder to press to emulate the real plane (and the fact that you need harder buttons to compensate for the loss of tactile feedback due to gloves)
Obviously, the handle doesn't twist so you'll either have to bind them to another button or buy a set of pedals. I had the saitek pro rudder pedals which are cheaper to some alternatives and I find them great.
It is quite an investment, but if you're into simulations, and for having tried a lot of the alternative hotas systems, I have to say this is the best I've ever flown and not just for plane simulations (I used it on KA-50 and now on Take On and it's a dream). That, of course, is my personal opinion and should not be taken as a statement, other people will prefer force feedback sticks or CH products but this one just clicks my buttons in all the right ways.