Supposedly it makes you better at fighting games, but this is actually 100% genuine bullshit. Professionals get paid to play with them so that dumbasses will waste money on them THINKING that they'll get better, and then the professionals, manufacturers and retailers all get money from someone else's stupidity and laugh as newbies struggle to handle their oversized plastic sticks.
Bob: No, and I really don't give a shit.
Joe: Well its gonna make me better at Street Fighter, I'm going to go spend $120 on it.
Bob: Whatever man, I'm going to the brothel and getting laid for $120.
(6 hours later)
Bob: Let me guess, your stick made you a million times better or something.
Joe: NO MAN I'VE BEEN PRACTICING FOR HOURS AND I CAN'T DO ANY COMBOS AND I SUCK AT IT BECAUSE IT'S A USELESS PIECE OF GARBAGE!
Bob: Dude, chill the fuck out.
Joe: I wasted my money... I could have gotten laid.
Bob: Sucks to be you.