Mad Catz Joysticks

Street Fighter IV SE

$59.99 A basic 8 button arcade stick controller.
Quality: Not bad overall, the stick body is nice and sturdy. The Joystick and buttons are clones of Sanwa Parts so actual Sanwa parts are perfect drop in replacements. Earlier releases of the SFIV SE stick have reported issues with the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) with the XBox 360 versions.
Reliability: Except for the above mentioned PCB issues for the 360 version, this stick is not bad. Perfect for a low cost beginner stick.
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1. Sanwa parts are perfect drop in replacements and Seimitsu parts would also work well. PCB replacement is do-able because of the space underneath . Only replacement art is for the top panel is difficult to replace due to the bent int he angle of the top panel, plexy is not an option here.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

(Wii) $59.99. Same body and lay out of the Street Fighter IV SE, but uses a different PCB dew to being made for the Nintendo Wii.
Quality: Slightly better than the SFIV SE.
Reliability: No reports of the Default Wii board dying
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1.same as the SE.

WWE Brawl SE

$79.99. Similar to the above two. Same Body design and clone Sanwa parts, the Brawl stick as higher quality Stick and buttons that the other two.
Quality: Better than the SFIV SE and on par if not better to the TvC
Reliability: Mad Catz have improved with their PCB design so there less reported PCB failure.
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1. Same as the SE and the TvC.

Round 1 TE

$149.99, Type 1, 1st gen TE. Wider layout than the SE, with a leveled flat top.
Red IV artwork. This is the TE that had the most issues with the PCB (XBox360 version).
As with the Xbox 360 versions, they possess a xbox 360 [2.5 mm audio jack] mic port, the PS3 version lack the mic port. On the PS3 TEs instead of the mic port its place a small "square plug" is found in the plastic housing, This is normal.
Quality: High better than the SE/ TvC series, Full Sanwa Parts
Reliability: Has many issues with the PCB, this was improved with later versions of the TE.
Also it been reported that the door to the cable compartment can break.
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1. Uses standard Sanwa parts so it easy to mod. Plenty of 3rd party options for modding such as replacement panels and side pieces. Most common sticks to mod here on Tech Talk.

TE Round 2

$149,99, Type 2, 1st gen TE. Has SFIV Character Artwork. Slightly more reliable PCB but still has minor issues.
Quality: High better than the SE/ TvC series, Full Sanwa Parts. Better out of the 2 First gen TE sticks,
Reliability: Also it been reported that the door to the cable compartment can break.
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1

PCB Issues and the TE.1

Marvel VS Capcom 2 TE

$159,99, MvC 2 variation of the Round 2 Stick. Features MvC themed art. Different layout swaps the Ls and Rs buttons around.
Quality: High Same as Round 2, Full Sanwa Parts.
Reliability: it been reported that the door to the cable compartment can break.
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1

"Asian" TE

(Xbox 360) Discontinued, Same as the Round 1 TE. White and Silver Stick, lacks any themed game art.
Quality: High Same as Round 1, Full Sanwa Parts.
Reliability: N/A
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1

BlazBlue TE

$159.99 Has the Round 1/2 side wings but the main case is similar to a TE-S (extra screw by the guide) has alternate button mapping (for BlazBlu) and BlazBlu Art.
Quality: High Same as Round 2, Full Sanwa Parts.
Reliability: it been reported that the door to the cable compartment can break.
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1

MvC3 TE

$159.99. Same as the Round 2 and MvC2 TE
Quality: High Same as Round 2, Full Sanwa Parts.
Reliability: it been reported that the door to the cable compartment can break.
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1

TE "S"

$159.99. Updated shell with extra screw by the turbo panel. Possess much better PCB. Uses the "full size top Panel"
Quality: High, improved over the Round 2.
Reliability: None yet
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1

Chun Li TE "S"

$169.99 The same TE S body but in transparent blue instead of White or Black. No Borders.
Overall same construction as the TE S
Quality: High same as Regular TE S.
Reliability: Better PCB that rest of the TE family
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1

MLG TE

Base TE body with electroplated red (right) and blue (left) sides. Uses a full size top panel similar to the TE "S"
Quality: High same as Regular TE S.
Reliability: Better PCB that rest of the TE family (Same as the Chun Li TE "S")
Ease of Mods: Difficulty 1

Collector Editions

These Mad Catz TE arcade Sticks are produced in limited numbers and are highly collectable and very rare.
(has the Round 1/2 body design).

Femme Fatal Limited Edition (featuring female Street Fighter IV cast)
Comic-Con Limited Edition (special edition for the San Diego Comic Con)
"Gold" TE (exceptionally rare Tournament Prize/ Promotional TE)