X-Arcade uses cheap China knockoffs, not real Arcade parts. Also I think the button layout is whacko.
There is a slight chance you might find one of these Street Fighter Anniversary Edition Arcade Sticks cheap and used somewhere: http://gear.ign.com/articles/684/684566p2.html
It is ok with the stock knock-off parts, and you can always mod it later with Happ Parts, or better, an IL Eurostick and the Happ Convex Pushbuttons eg. from Lizardlick.
Or just use a playstation to xbox adapter and use any playstation Arcade stick...
I also love to use playstation controllers on the xbox, for emulation etc. I use the Gemini GGE818 adapter.