John, If you need the controller anyway you are best to buy the combo from HH. I'm pretty sure that it will come with a free Steam code but not sure if it also still comes with cd's to use outside Steam. You are best to ask HH about this before you buy it.Tom, Thank you for the replies. I am still not clear why I would consider a STEAM version if I need the new controller anyway. As of now I was going to get the HH version. I'll keep digging about the difference.
I am an older flyer and don't plan to go aerobatic wild with modeling. I am also a 1:1 scale pilot of Cessnas.