I’ve read as many threads on here about it as I possibly can (including the HRAP SA vs TE one) but I want to get opinions on this point specifically. How crappy is the PCB? Since they’re on like the third shipment of sticks by now, has anyone encountered problems with newer versions?
I was reading the thread on malfunctioning anecdotes and it sounded bad but I realize that of course it’ll look like that if you gather everyone who’s had issues and put them in one spot (not that I’m doubting the veracity of those claims or anything).
So the “safe” option is to get the HRAP SA for $120, versus the $130 Mad Catz. Thing is - I really, really like the aesthetics on the TE. It’s worth finding out for certain.
One more thing: my PS3 is backwards compatible and the TE won’t work with PS1 and PS2 games while the HRAP will from my understanding. However, I don’t go to tournies or anything so I won’t mind playing Third Strike and CvSNK2 with a pad casually (since there’s no online like with PS3 fighters).