So, I had to change the restrictor on my Virtua Stick High Grade today. I have managed to inflict a crack in that plastic spring mechanism that keeps the center disc of the restrictor in place - this caused it to move during play and hence it was not doing its job as a restrictor anymore. (click to enlarge) <INCOMING PROPAGANDA> Now, imagine if this would've happened on a cheaper arcade stick with proprietary parts that you can't just go out and replace for $3 - then you'd have to buy a completely new arcade stick. I certainly understand the appeal of a cheaper "my first stick" but if it isn't made to last then you'll have to ask yourself if it really is cheaper in the long run, it might just end up being more expensive if it doesn't follow the arcade standard for the parts. This is one of many reasons why you want to go with the more expensive high quality arcade sticks with parts from Sanwa or Seimitsu if you're considering buying one. Just a little FYI.