Call me crazy, but I actually have a Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition Fightstick, in my cupboard, gathering dust. I know, I know. I suck. The problem is, I'm just too comfortable with a regular controller to make the change. This video goes through the trials and tribulations of making the transition, and is a must for anyone who has any interest in fighting games. You will relate!
Now that Street Fighter X Tekken has been released, maybe it's time for me to bust out the arcade stick and learn properly? I'd say I'm mediocre on the stick and slightly above average on the pad, so it's hard to try and relearn when you're so comfortable on the controller.
What about you guys — for fighting games do you prefer arcade sticks or pads?