This arcade stick is totally worth the money. The stick is a bit lightweight compared to the madcatz fightsticks but the build is really solid. The Sanwa components are very responsive and feel like they can take a beating. Both the case and the artwork have a matte finish and the color scheme looks a lot better up close especially if you are a fan of UMVC3 . If this is your first arcade stick it will take a while to get used to but after spending a little time playing with the arcade stick you will never go back to playing fighting games (or shmups for that matter) with a controller. Overall a great product well worth the price of admission even if you are not a hardcore fighting game fan.