A lot of the time I feel like the only person in the world who thinks the Dual Shock isn't a good controller. It's not terrible by any means, but I don't find it very comfortable, I hate the analog sticks and their position, and the triggers are the worst thing in the world. Sony hasn't drastically changed the design of their controllers since 1998, and I think it shows. Imagine if Nintendo had stuck to the Nintendo 64 controller with the GameCube and just thrown a second analog stick onto it. It's easy to look back negatively on the Nintendo 64 controller, but I think people wouldn't be nearly as positive on the PS1's controller if Sony had ditched/heavily redesigned it for the PS2. I vastly prefer the Xbox 360 controller in every aspect except the D-Pad, which is better on PS3 but still isn't great there. As a result the 360 has been my console of choice this generation, even though over the past couple years Sony has really started to outshine Microsoft in terms of what their platform offers as a whole.
With the next generation of consoles around the corner a lot of people are looking to "switch sides", and I would love to switch to the PlayStation 4 over whatever Microsoft puts out next, but a huge factor is if Sony finally ditches the controller design they've been hanging on to since 1998. Does anyone else feel the same way about that controller, or am I the only person who feels this way?