I mean, Wow!
I had no idea.
My rudder pedals finally arrived today, and I eagerly and with much alacrity hooked them up. Within seconds I had loaded up Rise of Flight.
At first, it was a very awkward experience. I had previously been using my joystick's twist function, which was always a little counter-intuitive for me. As I would twist, I would pitch up and down or lose control of my machine. This played a big part in me not being able to make those steep turns I wrote about before, I'm sure. With the rudder pedals, though, taking off (which was never any trouble for me) suddenly became a huge ordeal. I was taxiing all over the place! But I did take off eventually and soon got the hang of it.
And, again, I have to say, Wow! This has changed everything for me! These things are incredible. I've never, ever been able to control my airplanes in all my flight simulators and games this precisely. Turns have become majestic things as either foot gently presses forward or backward. Those steep turns which originally brought me to these forums were child's play suddenly. I could easily trim my nose to the horizon with the inverted rudder controls, something I could never seem to do when I was twisting the joystick.
I have been converted!