taking a different track than anyone else here…
If it is your first stick, why not use it a bit and see what you want to change?
its cheaper than you might think… if you get just the switches for the buttons they are $1.68 each,
then get a gate (if you really feel you need one) a 2lb spring and 1mm actuator to tighten it up… add some weight and you have an acceptable stick for relatively low cost.
Now the bad news is that it will take some effort to do some of the mods… (like the switches) but its not that bad. Adding weight is up to you… but you can be creative… epoxy resin mixed with copper BB’s is one I like and cheap.
Ultimately it will be your own preference… A TE or any other stick mentioned above are good choices too. Good thing about them is you start out with a good stick in the first place without having to do anything… (for most this is ideal… here in tech talk, this is not ideal as we like to change and mod everything to what we believe is better)
EDIT: I am an idiot and didn’t look at the OP date or that he just joined and hasn’t been back since… Its likely never to be seen by OP but who knows.