on 19 October 2015
A wonderful stick.
The default square gate is fine I guess, since all western sticks come with one it does what it does and it's solid, I modded mine with an octo gate (which by the way is SUPER easy to do) and never looked back.
The buttons are a little loud for my tastes but feel great and have no input related issues. The stick itself feels very solid and responsive, no deadzone issues to speak of.
The cable management is great, the compartment for it means you can manage the cable no matter the distance from the device and not have annoying wire dangling everywhere.