A couple of years ago, we purchased the TX-6000 dance pad. They *look* fantastic:
After 6 months of wear and tear, the first one broke down. Turns out some of the solder on one of the connectors came loose. Easy enough to fix except you cant get inside the box without destroying the back of the controller.
That's when I learned that these all metal controllers are actually a lot more wood than metal.
Additionally, the other controller began to show signs that someone was going to step through the cheap plywood construction.
These controllers list on our worst purchases of all time list, and receive a firm two thumbs down from me.
The fundamental problem is this: The first word we learn as children is NO. From that point forward society teaches women that saying no isn't polite, and society teaches men to respect those who wont take no for an answer.
The world is what you make of it, my friend. If it doesn't fit, you make alterations. -- Stella, The Morning Star