Check out CH Products page, they're one of the few 'stick makers who don't make pansy-crap 'sticks.
CH Products, Thrustmaster and Suncom used to make some of the best 'sticks in existance, but Suncom died and TM got eaten by Guillemot and promptly stopped making good sticks and went with 'profitable' ones (i.e. look nice, but are really plasticky pieces of consumer crap).
To their credit, they made the Couger, but this is probably the only decent stick they'll make and even 'tho it's made of metal the build quality is a bit dodgy (That and you need to have an arm like Arnold f'ing Schwarzenegger to actually move the damned thing
That leaves CH Products; Their stuff has not changed a great deal since the early days except they now use USB instead of the joystick port...
Saitek have a few good 'sticks, but they're a bit too weird for me in most cases. I find most of their stuff very uncomfortable to hold.
Logitech? Forget it. Their QA is getting really bad...
Microsoft? Well... my main 'stick is still my trusty Sidewinder 3D Pro. Unfortunately it doesn't work properly on most modern computers except under Linux for some bizzare reason. The rest of their sticks I didn't like that much (Mainly because they are Microsoft
), but I will say they are very comfortable to hold (Unless you're left-handed...!)