I can’t speak for everyone who buys it but i’m playing this version because I personally hate using a keyboard and mouse for games. Obviously thats an uncommon opinion but I see it like this: as of the last year pad players have shown that a stick is not necessary for high level SF play. Their are certain techniques that can only be done on stick but rock solid play can overcome those obstacles.
Either way, I put a couple hours into the game already and can say with confidence that it controls beautifully. Far better than I expected. Looks like the delays were a good move.