The Madcatz TE’s are perfectly fine don’t make an ass of yourself it’s only 1 TE Stick that ever had an issue the Round 1’s and my stick is the one of the first batch of sticks and has heavy use for along time now it was bound to break eventually. And my TE R1 hasn’t had an issue yet till now. So around 08/09ish I got mine. Any new TE That isn’t a older round 1 should have no issues and markman/madcatz are usually good about support.
I really love madcatz sticks, Even though I only use seimitsu parts (Cough Markman).