Kubota, TK and Wacker Nueson are hyd. pilot controls. Speaking generally I think Pilots are considered to have the ideal compromise between feel, responsiveness and durability. EH has been a work in progress, but its where everyone will end up eventually. Every OEM that has come with EH has had to fight issues. As a CASE customer, I am happy that the improvements have been free (as they should be) and compatible with existing hardware, and well done. The latest iteration is really good and I think mimics pilots for feel and responsiveness. Overall when properly done EH trumps any other form. It gives you the ability to change patterns at the push of a button, and gives you the ability to tailor the machines response to multiple users. That to me is a huge productivity improvement. Pilots forces you into one pattern and you acclimate to whatever responsiveness the engineers built into the machine. However the area that EH will likely never trump over pilots is durability. Not much to go wrong with pilots and if it does its easy to find. EH not so much.