The man asks about yokes not joysticks...
In fact, a decent yoke costs no more than a decent joystick (of which there are very few indeed and none of them carry the name Microsoft).
Get a CH
Yoke, costs under €200.
The ONLY good sticks are made by CH
and Thrustmaster and cost about the same if not more (they do have cheaper ones but stay away from those).
And for the Sidewinder lovers: simflight announced last week that Microsoft has per immediate stopped production of their entire joystick and gamepad lines due to low demand.
You certainly don't have to buy an entire panel to get a yoke. The person who thinks that either hasn't looked well or is trying to give you the wrong impressions for some reason. It IS
possible, but then you're looking at a yoke in the €700+ category.