Choosing a stick for VF4Evolution PS2 I don't know if anybody else splurged... but I got a frickin' new console, the 2 different evo sticks, the frickin' game, and the memory card. Call me crazy. The Evo stick is pretty cool. Same as the old version, at least for the base shape, but this time, the start and select buttons are bigger, and recess into the stick so it is flush with the surface when not pushed. Same thing goes with the L3 and R3 buttons that are on the face of the stick. These are the "24" sized, meaning they are the size of the start buttons on the Jamma machines. But one big difference. They button recess below the button's exterior jacket. Try pushing a joystick button down and hold it there. That is the position the L3/R3 buttons are in without pushing on em, downgrading the chance you accidentally push on em. Also, your hand is naturally in a convex shape, or "cupped" shape when you are playing, so these are not even touched when I mimiced playing. For me at least, I've never seen anybody but 5 year old kids playing flat palmed pushing the buttons (kids at arcades are hilarious.) One other observation- the stick's shaft is skinnier. If you have a sanwa VF4 stick, the diameter of the shaft is roughly the size of the VF4 sanwa stick without it's black jacket. Other than having your fingers closer together for people who "cup" the ball with palms faced upward.. it's no biggy, but it looks "anorexic." Same old buttons as the previous VF4 stick. For those who don't know, they are more rounded on the edges than the Sanwa buttons, and protrudes a bit higher than the sanwa buttons. This again, is no biggy...just details. For those that want a joystick, this is your chance to pick up a great stick. ... god, I havn't even opened the game yet, let alone the PS2... gotta get crackin'. BTW, if you plan on using an import store to get your stuff, do what Almaci and Zeo says- use http://www.videogamedepot.com . Orders over $150 gets free UPS Ground (within 5 days). Additionally, their prices are amazing, consolewise at least- import PS2: $250. What puts it over the top is that you can chat with staff online in real time. They are on at store hours, more times than not. So any questions or concerns can be addressed immediately. If you do email them, a next day response is there. I put them through their paces. I've been a devout user of http://www.ncsx.com SINCE 1996! Little nitpicks here and there... and now they've slipped in the pecking order: 1) videogamedepot.com 2) ncsx.com 3) Tronix.com Used them all... all provide excellent service. If you are planning on getting the stick, also try www.play-asia.com Their prices on lots of older import (JP and EU) are spectacular. Under $10 for lots of em... new; so you can have some cheap games sent along with it. BTW, the shipping is expensive. Havn't tried them though, so let everyone know how it goes if you try em.