The buttons do suck, cause I have two of these sticks and tested it all out... I would know cause I have alot of fight sticks... I agree $30 for this stick is great but if you using this for fighting games alot then you might wanna replace the button and stick... If you using it for shooting or use it once in awhile then no need to replace anything then...
Wow, so wrong!
This stick has the same quality build as the TvC stick for the Wii; which means it is the best Non-Pro MadCatz stick out there.
Seems you are the one that doesn't know about sticks.
I agree with the fact that you should be switching the parts out for Sanwas out if you're serious about fighting games, but if you're low on money or aren't sure you're ready to make the investment for a more quality stick like the TEs, it definitely will suffice. I own a TE, this stick, and a TvC stick. While I can definitely notice some difference between the TE's feel and the SEs' feel, it's still gets the job done. And I don't know what you were thinking when you said "worst MadCatz stick," but as Carlanga just said, the parts for the TvC stick and the Brawlstick are exactly the same, except just a different color palette and artwork. At launch, people were paying about $70 for these sticks, and even then, they were still satisfied.
The 360 one should be plug and play on PC, the PS3 one I'm not sure about.
The PS3 version should work with PC, but I've heard that it depends on your graphic's card or something like that. I own a PS3 MadCatz stick and it works fine on my PC.
How hard is it to replace the artwork on this stick? That's pretty much the only thing holding me back from purchasing it.
It's supposed to be easy (there are templates you can use to make your own artwork), but I'm pretty sure it will void your warranty since you'll have to open up the arcade stick.