This is the topic.
Name your personal faves, dislikes, and recommendations.
I've had a few. And I dig it when they grow old without punching out, considering how they're treated most of the interaction.
Now I noticed that my 360 device shows rough wear and tear. The L analog is missing topping where I pull and push and doesn't remain in a neutral position. The triggers also get a little grumpy. I mean to replace it but it seems to be some investment. At least for a new original. Is there some alternative for it? Even superior maybe? I'd be glad to learn from your experience.
And my PS2 equivalent seems battered, too. L analog input is twitching and the rumble has gone out of it. I'm not into that deeply, but I rather enjoy it in situations when something is telegraphed i.e. Silent Hill.
I've given the GameCube thing about the same milage but what can I say? Not a thing with it. You win!