I bought a stick many years ago, but I didn’t use it because it was uncomfortable. The mistake I made, was not doing research or asking for advice on my situation before purchasing. I bought a Hori EXII for the 360(junk) because that’s what they had at gamestop and I was under the impression that all sticks were created equal. The reasons I didn’t like using it were, the bottom was metal, so it was uncomfortable to me on my lap in a lot of cases, and it moved a lot in my lap. Both of those things are fixable issues, but instead, I stopped using it, and I stopped playing fighters for the 360 all together because the gamepads were awful.
So basically, you might look into getting a stick and see if there is one that works for you. There will be a learning curve to a stick though, but it will pay off in the long run.