If you want a stick that doesn’t cost much but can be upgraded easily later on then gt the Madcatz SE stick. From the few reviews that I’ve seen that has compared the Hori FS3 with the Madcatz SE, all of them claimed the SE’s stock parts were better than the FS3’s stock parts.
I have a Hori FS3 and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. The buttons are very unresponsive and loose. The stick itself doesn’t register inputs accurately. No where to rest your palms and the button layout is horrible. My right wrist would start hurting after playing for like 30-45 mins on it cause the buttons are so shitty and the layout is so bad.
If you want a stick that’s all good straight out the box then get a Madcatz TE stick. Its heavy so it sits on your lap nice. Has a lot of room to rest your palms/wrists. Comes with genuine arcade quality buttons and joystick. It’s the best bang for your buck in my opinion.
But if you get any stick make sure its an XBOX360 one so that you won’t have compatibility problems.