Played this for a little while, only in practice mode. Mostly just wanted to see if I had any chance of being able to play Super Street Fighter IV when it comes out. So far the answer is a sad, but resounding "no". I can do the moves fine on the DPad (except for like full circles) but it rips up my thumb and gives me blisters. And I can do moves alright with the analog stick, but only with my right hand, which puts me at a disadvantage, unless I start playing with the controller upside down or something (which I may actually try now).
Mostly, I wanna know why the right analog stick can't be mapped to movement and such just like the left one. I wouldn't be able to use it all the time, but it'd be nice for the option when things get really hectic and I'm getting frantic and just wanting to get a move off really quick.
I dunno... Oddly, I do fine with the keyboard, but I know that the PS3 version doesn't have keyboard support, or I'd honestly use that.
Definitely not going to buy an arcade stick when I don't even play that good to begin with though, no matter how much better it'd be with it.