I have tried out a few PC gamepads, Gravis Gamepad Pro, Microsoft Sidewinder, a pad that came with a capcom game, Wingman Rumblepad, and Saitek P880 dual analog. I liked the sidewinder but after a while it's d-pad started breaking (becoming unresponsive). So I started shopping around for a pad. One major thing for me is that I want to have 6 buttons on the top for fighting games such as the Capcom fighters and have analog sticks, rumble is a plus. So gamepads with 4 on the top are automatically disqualified for me. The logitech pad fit the bill and had great rumble in force feedback games, but it's d-pad was horrible for fighters. I had a hard time pulling off the moves. I then took that back and I was looking for the new Saitek pads that have rumble, 6-buttons on the top, and dual analog. But my local Game Stop only had the one without rumble but anyway I got it and it's d-pad is a heck of a lot better than the logitech wingman rumblepad. I pull off the moves with ease with that pad (though the pad is exposed on the top but it still works good anyway, best of any I tried maybe a little better than the sidewinder). The only bad part of either pads is that the d-pad by default is a hat switch and you have to hit a button to toggle the main joystick axis between the d-pad and the left analog stick. Though after all is said and done I think the ultimate pad is not a pad at all. Rather, it is a arcade joystick if you are a hardcore fighting game fan.