First off I am starting this thread to try and be productive in curving some of the spam in the I love My New Arcade thread (2nd ed.). This is just a thread for us to discuss our layout preferences without interrupting other topics.
It seems the most popular layout is the classic 6 button. There is nothing wrong with that. For games like Street fighter or any 6 button fighter I like that…
But my overall preference is 8 button. This comes partially from paranoia that at some point there will be a game that may actually require these. And my SNK layout is not a normal one. I play with all 4 fingers in a line. (a curved line as I like the Japanese curved layout more than a straight straight layout mainly for the comfort reason of my hand does not bend that way.
Sorry about the mini rant on that. Other contenders are the hybrid 7 button layout and the SNK hardcore 4 button layout (at least that I am aware of at time of making this post).
Maybe I’ll post pictures later of the various layouts or something or maybe I’m just lazy and am getting tired of spam when I want to look at other peoples shiny new sticks.
So 4, 6, 7, or 8, American straight or Japanese curved. I leave it to you.