I bought the HRAP3 for $60.00 during Amazon’s Black Friday deal, then ordered some dark hai (or black/grey, whichever you prefer) buttons to replace the stock Hori ones. So I finally got around to switching them out tonight, and I swear the top panel on the HRAP3 feels like it has fucking razor blades on the edges. And of course there is always at least one button that feels like the QDs were welding on, then surrounded with cement for good measure. Felt like the buttons holes for Start and Select were slightly too small, but I got the buttons in eventually.
I wouldn’t call this thing modding unfriendly, but its definitely not as good as the HRAP2 SA or the TE sticks. Still, just over 80 bucks and I have a nice full Sanwa stick.
Anyway, sorry for the pointless thread but I felt like venting after a frustrating hour of messing with this stupid thing.