I hated them at first, then bought one, I got the Marvel LE cabinet with the Sanwa sticks.
It's actually really nice; for the money, it's great. I have collected over a dozen arcade cabs over the years, and the problem is that they are huge and CRT's have a lot of issues; so upkeep is difficult. Plus the resale on them is not great, nothing like Pins...Pins are easy to move if priced right, Arcade cabs, not as much.
So I have come around, the size of them is great too; let's me fit in more pins, and the price is a no brainer.
Is it as good as the real thing?? Hell no; but it's economical, and you still get that feel that you are looking for.