I myself use a fight stick for all fighting games except for MK. Something about holding a block button on a stick bugs me. And if its between the xbox controller and the DS4 I gotta agree with Angelv there, PS4 is the place to purchase.
That, and some times I don't want to use a fight stick when it's late due to noise.
Anyway, I think the art direction and design of the characters in the MK game is more appealing to me than in any previous MK.
I'm mainly interested in Scarlet. So this may be the first MK game I play since MK3.