Well, you are correct. Thing is that many people are using Competition Pro sticks that are still easy to find in eBay. Others are switching to this
. Needless to say that there are people who created their own sticks using arcade components. Others, like myself, are using the same joystick for years simply because they are top-dogs.
We always have a couple of soldiering irons with us. Every joystick that comes across, even the broken ones, are collected for spare parts. It is quite amazing how all of us have 4-5 spare sticks. All we hope now, is that Amigas will last forever!