I succumbed and just got mine. I only bought the joystick because I discovered, while using a gamepad for simulations after so many years of seemingly torturing myself with an HOTAS, that I was meant to handle the joystick with my left hand. So the first thing I did is put it into lefty mode.
I plugged it through an unpowered USB hub that is plugged to my MacBook Pro’s (underpowered, 500mA I think?) USB3 port. On the hub are plugged both my mouse and my mechanical keyboard.
While I had before troubles with an XBOX360 pad plugged in the same way, the joystick didn’t cause any such issue yet.
I am using it for games running through Wine, Dosbox, and Dosbox in Wine (no Mac game!), with zero issues so far.
The joystick itself feels incredibly good (compared to the loose sensation of my former X52), with an amplitude of movement I had never experienced before. I have played a bit of Red Baron 3D with it, and it totally changes the feeling of the simulation and your relation to the airplane.
Its base is also super stable. Using it single-handed next to the keyboard, no issue were experienced unlike, again, the lighter X52 stick.