I may be in the minority but I actually prefer the xbox 360 controller for everything (including fighting games). The circular nature of the 360 d-pad is actually more appropriate for pulling off certain moves in fighting games.
Also the 360 d-pad has actually been fixed. I'm not talking about the more expensive new controllers I'm talking about any standard xbox controller made after 2009. There was an issue with responsiveness thats pretty much been resolved. I used to think it was just a bad design but there is nothing really wrong with the circular design it was just a wierd issue that old controllers had. My current controller responds perfectly. When I press right it goes right, etc.
I just bought a brand new 360 and trust me, the d-pad a'int fixed. Trying to switch between weapons in Fallout 3 while you're geting your ass kicked, and you can't select the right fucking weapon, should be enough to shut all of the sycophants up. But it isn't, I'm sure.
You do realize that the controller that came with my shiny new 360 is not wireless, no, if I want that, I have to pay extra. So STFU, just the fact that the PS3 comes with a wireless controller is enough for a win. I fucking hate the nickel and dime job that all of the xbox fanboys are so eager to buy into. PS3 owners probably don't realize this but not only did I pay for a 12 month subscription to access the internet, something I already pay for, there are actually commericals on the 360! MS sells advertising space on the 360!