Thumb Blisters - Dpad vs Stick

As I bought T6 yesterday, I'm finally remembering what its like to play tekken regularly - thumb blisters ahoy!

Now I'm an avid dpad user, hence my tendency for thumb blisters as I key in inputs. I find that the stick doesn't give me the required amount of accuracy (w/e you say 45 degrees is 45 degress on dpad)

My question to you guys is, which input method do you prefer? And does stick give u thumb blisters too?