In addition to that there’s also What Stick/Controller Should I Buy? Read the Guide on Pg 1 Before Posting
But, in all honesty, if you’re looking to get a good stick, get one with Sanwa parts, or that can be easily modded with Sanwa or Seimitsu parts; those with Sanwa parts will almost certainly accept Seimitsu parts.
Between the two arcade brands, it’s just preference. The general preference is all Sanwa, which is why most higher-quality factory sticks come with Sanwa parts. Between getting a HRAP VX-SA and a TE, for example, just pick the one you think looks the best, honestly, same parts. Anything that uses lesser parts will work fine too, but they tend to be unfavorable for their lack of durability, mushier feel, etc. You’ll eventually want the higher quality stuff, you can certainly execute a good bit better on authentic parts over knock-offs.
Me? I like my all Seimitsu stick built from a TEK-CASE.