Stick felt funky (kinda grindy? I’m sure I had the washer issue) after one game and the roundhouse button was starting to stick within the first 6 games. And I’m not rough on my gear!!
I got it exchanged for another SE figuring I’d hold out and exchange it later for a TE, but I like the look and feel of the stick and will be modding it and keeping it. Wish Madcatz would save me $20 and sell the case and PCB and keep their crap ass buttons and factory broken stick.
I’ll still vote broken, for $80 better performance is expected. My cheap ass but functional Hori Fighting Stick EX is still holding up after several years. My slightly better Hori Tekken 5 is almost bulletproof feeling. Both totallt stock, no mods, no repairs. And they practically cost me less than $80 COMBINED, as I got the T5 stick on a deep clearance.