Which Controller Do True Fighting Game Fans Prefer?

Commenter Zyker loves his fighting games, but hates the Xbox 360 controller. He wants to know the weapon of choice of true fighting game fans, so we're asking you folks. Speak Up on Kotaku Round One, Fight!

I've been thinking about Skullgirls lately. This lead my thoughts to my old Guilty Gear love and my rage at the 360 controller for its sub-par performance in fighting games.

Now, here's my question... what do you guys use for playing fighting games? I've been contemplating getting a stick (but am very cheap and don't want to spend too much money on one), but really just want to hear people's thoughts on this.

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