I've been using the standard controller up until recently. I dabble and get used to the stick normally, but if I want to throw down some serious fight I switch back to the controller for a couple matches. I can't stress enough that it is really fucking hard to use 360 or PS3 pad because the Dpads generally are balls.
Much oblige on the feed back y'all. Hopefully the turn around won't be so long with getting used to the stick. Loving it so far and as always training mode will be my residence for execution/familiarity as I continue to drudge on.
It's nice to see I'm not the only one thinking about it.
@CaptainCanada: Yeah this feels comfortable for sure. I think they call it the wine glass hold or something like that. But I found that I'm pretty comfortable holding it with three fingers (Thumb, Index, Middle) kinda like a big pencil. The only problem with that is when I get to the left side of the screen the motions are pretty tough. Still practicing and getting the feel for it the more I do.
P.S. The SNK style button lay out (the first three button sets) are pretty pimpin.