I actually think pads should be banned at all tournaments, in all fgs. I use pad for every game, but I grew up on those mk and sf octo bat tops so I know how to use stick. I know there are things I can do on pad that just aren't as easy on stick. Mobility, for one, is superior on pad imo. However, I also think modifications to sticks should also be banned, like select plinking of jabs in sf4, but somehow people think it's ok even though japanese arcades don't have it. Every top player uses it, but it still seems stupid to me. That said. I'm thinking about getting a keyboard to play on ps3. Lol.