Okay, we've had our Xboxen for a few days now...what does everyone think of the much-maligned controller so far? Personally, I played for 7 or 8 hours straight when I first got the box, and I didn't have blister one on my fingers. I find it to be very well laid out, and the triggers and the rumble are excellent! 9ft breakaway cords are much appreciated, too. I was really worried with all the negative things I'd been reading about the size and layout of the controller, but so far I have to say I am quite pleased with it. I never thought I would find a controller better than the Playstation dual-shock, but even that one would leave my digits tired and blistered after a prolonged Tony Hawk grind session. So far I haven't felt that with the Xbox one (although I haven't picked up THPS2x yet). One quibble, though--I agree with the people who said the black and white buttons are too close to the face buttons. The white button throws the ball away in NFL Fever, and I can't tell you how many times my friends and I ditched the ball out of bounds instead of hitting the streaking "Y" receiver. Frustrating! I've heard tremendous things about the Japanese controller, too, and that one doesn't have the black and white buttons near the four face buttons...I may have to check it out come February just to see how it is. What does everyone else think? Is it the hulking, ill-designed monstrosity that you feared? Or were you pleasantly surprised, as I was?