The Eurofighter Typhoon features a centered control stick:
While for example in the F-16 the stick is on the right side panel:
I find the latter configuration much more natural/ergonomical. Especially since the concept of HOTAS (Hands On Throttle-And-Stick) implies that the pilot has his hands on the same control element most of the time.
I've heard of one reasone for having a center stick is to allow for ambidextrous operation (operations with both hands, alternatively). But this seems to be counter-intuitive with HOTAS, especially since the throttle controls are still on the left side only.
I find it difficult to image an ergonomical position for the pilot while holding a center-stick and a left hand throttle control.
So what are the reasons for a center stick in the Typhoon? Any experiences of pilots having flown both types of configurations?