Steam Controller is 30% off now and I'm wondering if I should give in and get it. I've been wanting a controller for some more casual gaming for a long time now, but I'm wary to get the Steam one because I never got to use it or even hold it for a minute.
I was tempted, but I'm kind of a nut with quite a few kinds of controllers anyway. The Steam one looks very different and I'm interested in how well it works. However, one of the top reviews linking to a video where one of the controllers' designers is talking about future revisions makes me want to wait for version 2.
Though I never used one, I can't imagine the trackpads being as good as a stick for fast and precise movement.
It has one stick, too--it's games that make good use of a d-pad that seems like they'd have it worse. The trackpads are meant more for mouse replacement, to try and be friendly for PC games that aren't designed with an X360 option. Using stick + mouse is actually my preferred way for playing a lot of PC games, so maybe this controller is barking up the right tree.