I personally don’t get why people cover buttons up. There’s only one button in the history of input devices that needs to be removed, and that’s the fucking left Win95 key. ( :mad: )
If you’re really accidentially hitting L1/L2 instead of R1/R2 on a FightStick, you need to work on pressing buttons with your fingers as opposed to your fists. Without those buttons, you’ll have to keep a second controller nearby for navigating the ranking menus in (S)SFIV and the XMB/Dashboard.
You also lose a lot of versatility. The L1/L2 buttons are required for an “authentic” SNK setup (though you can probably make do with the bottom-left button plus the top row), and there are games where the more “American” feel of the right six feels better than the “Japanese” layout of the left six.
Bottom line is, you lose versatility and single-controller menu navigation, and gain… what, exactly? The ability to use a handful of plexis that fit the Fightstick but only have 6 button holes? I dunno, whatever floats your boat, personally I’d just get an 8 button plexi. :wgrin: