I've never had a problem with the DualShock controllers. The analog sticks seem fine to me, but I did kinda reach video game maturity at the beginning of the PS2-era so maybe that is my reason why. The Xbox controller is great, and always will be, but I think the DualShock is just fine too.
As much as we would all love it, they are part of a larger company and you just don't hire someone because you feel bad for them. Rorie does belong here and maybe someday he will, but as noted; the funds and the need for another editor need to be there.