New to home Arcade sticks

Hello, im new to these forums.

I orderd a Hori EX2 for my Xbox360 and as it’s my first at home arcade stick i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it.

Is this a good stick for begginers? Im looking to use it for Street fighter 4, Dead or Alive 4 and Soul Calibur 4.

Oh ya and hows the durability and modability is it easy to replace buttons?

Oh and i was also wondering whats more commonly used amongst the pro’s square gate or octognal.

Thanks in advance :smiley:

the ex2 is one of the worst stick you can get for a 360. the hrap ex or madcatz se would be better but more expensive. but its ok for a beginner … at least for the next weeks before it dies on you.
modding the stick is a pain in the ass even replacing buttons youll have to solder.

just use the gate youre comfortable with … or which you have in your arcades … i prefer the square. most of the candy cabinets are on square