Maybe I just play the game and don't pay close enough attention to mechanics.
Are you saying that using the control stick has absolutely no impact on getting your aim back on center when affected by flinch?
Flinch knocks your aim off long enough that even a bad player can get a kill before you reset. It happens far too fast to manually compensate for. Here's a quick breakdown of how flinch works. You only need to view the first 90 seconds.
The player has control over recoil. With predictable recoil (think the single G18 in MW2, or the M14 in CoD4), you know which way its going to kick, so you can just hold the stick in the opposite direction while firing for much better accuracy. With flinch, there's no way to know if/when an enemy will shoot you, not to mention the flinch is extremely sharp and instant, not gradual like with recoil. The only way around that (besides Toughness which I run on every class) is to never get shot, which isn't happening unless you camp miles away from the action and never play an objective.
His days of asking are all gone, his fight goes on, and on, and on But he thinks that the fight is worth it all, so he strikes like Thunderball