Arcade stick novice

I’m thinking about buying an arcade fight stick and I was kind of perplexed about deciding which model fight stick I should go with. I was wondering if anyone could help me out.

For PS3, video games like Street Fighter, Soul Calibur, and maybe a side-scrolling space shooter are the kinds of games I’d like to use my arcade stick for. If this is what you have in mind, what fight stick would you recommend?

http://forums.shoryuken.com/t/what-stick-controller-should-i-buy-read-the-guide-on-pg-1-before-posting/126189unread

Locking. Please refer to the thread Toodles posted.