Thanks 4 the feedback everyone.
EJM: You’re right, the two buttons on the back of ‘Se7en’ are L1 & L2, the main reason I put them on this stik is because I play a lot of Guilty Gear and I need those for alternate colors, plus I prefer a 6 button layout over 8.
Ragnafrak: Monster is a great anime, I haven’t seen all of them yet but it’s very good, much more realistic than most of the other stuff I’ve seen.
Kingbuzzo: I haven’t used those blueprints in quite some time, after building so many stiks I don’t really use the same measurements for each one, I kind of guestimate. A very close estimate to get one slim & compact like that would be to take the blueprints from my site and knock an inch off the overall height and width. The main difference in the Makoto stik is that I had to do alot of routing on the inside to get everything to fit, the smaller you go the less room you have to work with. So if you want to make one slim you can either (a) use a metal panel or (b) use wood but be prepared to do some routing. Metal is quicker but the microswitch ‘clicks’ are louder because it’s more hollow, wood will dampen the noise a little (depending on how its built) but it’s all a preference really.