I'd much rather see them run just one cord from the wheel down to the pedals and then run the power and PC connections to the pedal unit.
The buttons are conveniently located and comfortable to use. My only comment is that the butterfly shifters behind the steering wheel have a longer travel than I would prefer. You have to move them a fair distance before they click and shift. However, the real stick shift on the right-hand side of the unit feels great and is the more realistic option for NASCAR fans.
While I'm on the topic of buttons, this baby has a bunch of them. A stick shift, butterfly shifters, an eight-way hat under the left thumb, a four way hat under the right thumb and two additional buttons on the wheel hub.
The pedals feel good and stay in place better than most. The gas and brake both have extremely long travels. While this takes some getting used to at first it really is a blessing for NASCAR where precise brake and throttle techniques are the key to going fast.
The force feedback effects are solid and strong enough to wear you out if you crank up the power. Fortunately the power is adjustable, I was more comfortable with the effects set at 70%.
Whether you use this wheel with the force feedback effects enabled or you just want a great non-force steering wheel Thrustmaster has a great product here. The wheel feels great in your hands while the pedals have long throws which allows for more precise pedal use. Also, the pedals stay in place better than most other units.
Thrustmaster truly has a winner with this NASCAR Pro Force Feedback Wheel.