I recently got my qanba Q4RAF and it is my favorite stick i own now. I also have 2 TE’s and 2 SE’s and i much rather the platform of the qanba. The only problem i have with it is the bad headset compatibility. If i want to chat i still have to break out the TE, but this isn’t a huge deal to me and I knew of the issue before i made my purchase. It’s all sanwa, and works fine for 360, ps3, and PC. In my opinion it is one of the best sticks available on the market.
Play-asia, Focus attack, and canadianjoysticks (i think that’s their name) all stock the Q4RAF. I ordered mine from play-asia. It was 129.99 plus about 60 dollars shipping and i used a $5 coupon code.
It does use the same layout as a TE as well. I find it taller than the TE, and i think it weighs a little more as well. I also enjoy that there are no screws on the top of the Qanba, it is a very comfortable stick to play on.
I’m not big on changing art so i can’t help in that department, but i can say the buttons and balltop were super easy to change. Remove the 8 screws in the bottom metal panel (not the rubber feet though!) and you have access to the guts. Also extra plexi’s are available for this stick, but I am not sure where.
Any other questions i’d be happy to answer.