When I have time, I play some football, Star Wars, Hulk, older FPS games (RTCW, DOOM3, Serious Sam)...
I am running Vista Home Premium 64Bit on a home built system:
Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
BFG NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT OC
Agreed about the lack of help Corey. But then again, I don't know a lot of gamers who favour a pad over a good mouse and keyboard.
Out of your selection I can only speak personally on the RumblePad 2 which I found to be a brilliant quality product but only a very average gamepad.
The Saiteks are highly configurable gamepads, that have features you may not need or use (such a being able to switch button configs during game play).
An old Xbox controller has been the best choice for me. It is a better size and has a more natural feeling of analog stick placement for me.
There is an Xbox 360 controller that is Windows Compatible (Has USB end) but for £30 is asking a lot. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Common-Wireless-Controller-Xbox...
Thanks for the feeback & advice. The S Type Xbox controller you listed looks & sounds interesting, thanks for the info.
I've been reading some reviews, & I'm leaning towards either the Logitech RumblePad 2, Cordless RumblePad 2 or the Saitek P2600 RumblePad. Boils down to which feels more comfortable, if I can find a store to try each out at.