Gizmodo:"The Xbox 360 controller's biggest flaw is the craptastic directional pad plunked in the middle of it. Five years later, Microsoft's come up with a better way: a transforming controller.
Four-way directional pad is awesome for fighting and old-school games. Even in puck mode, it seems to work a little better. Morphing mechanism feels solid. The four "home" dots have been sanded off of the analog stick, leaving a totally smooth surface for your thumbs to rest on.
The fact that you can only get this controller as a $65 play-and-charge bundle feels like extortion. Most Xbox 360 gamers—particularly the fanatics that would be psyched about this controller—probably already have a play-and-change kit or four. Why isn't this available standalone, or better still, bundled with new consoles?"