I just don’t like the 3p 3k because it’s easier to have to focus on a smaller section section of the stick. It’s annoying to have to reach over and press the 3p button when my fingers are already resting on the 3 punch buttons. I just keep them off so I never accidental get something wrong out if I hit them by accident. It’s no problem for me if other people use it though, it’s not like it gives them an advantage.
TC here’s a good suggestion for when you are switching to an arcade stick: Learn another game at the same time.
This may sound dumb because at first it may feel like you are double handicapping yourself, but in reality it will keep you from getting discouraged. If you are only playing SSF4 when getting used to your stick you’ll quickly become frustrated when you can hit ken’s “so-and-so” combo or you have a hard time FADCing or whatever. If you start with a new game then you will have a fresh view of the game. You would be upset when you can do “whatever combo” because you never could. Also tbh SSF4’s lenient system can give you some bad habits. When I got my arcade stick I started playing Third Strike a ton. I learned stuff in both the game and by arcade stick at the same time. I was so interested in some of the character’s super jump cancels and stuff that when I went back to SF4 for the first time in a while I started maining C. Viper and I have ever since.
Edit for the guy above me:
I play blazblue like
O O O
O X X
So you should be fine with 6 buttons
There are 3 attack buttons (top 3) and one Drive button (Bottom button, basically a special attack button that has entirely different uses for each character)