I bought a Thrustmaster TMX a few years ago and was disappointed in the force feedback in all the games I tried with it. Some were practically unplayable with the default settings. I quickly learned how to properly configure the force feedback settings to get the most out of the wheel. I picked up a Logitech G29 and found it has the same issue.
More recently, I bought a Thrustmaster T300, which is a significant step up from the others. Even with that, though, I see the default settings in a lot of games still aren’t that good.