I know some people have not had issues, but there are hundreds of complaints in the various forums and multiple problems identified. Threads:
I will not buy a device with that many reported issues. When it comes to build quality, I have high expectations. It's a pity, because in terms of ergonomics and ease of use with a PC it sounds quite decent.
The Xbox One Elite controller looks promising. But the last time I checked it was out of stock and there's that annoyance of having to use a dongle. Maybe I could use it with a cable. I'm guessing it will be a mini USB one, but will have to Google for details.
Then again, maybe I should give the Logitech a closer look.
I actually did have an Xbox controller. Not sure which one now. It was wired and it has gone missing. I bought it to use with a particular game but didn't really get on with it. It seemed ok-ish and I think with another game to which it was more suited it would have been acceptable.
I have never owned a console so I am not really accustomed to using gamepads. If I get one, I think it will be a case of allowing an adjustment period. So used to mouse + keyboard by now.
Agreed , yes loads have had this problem , including my self , but that's as far it goes to bad build quality , the ds4 is good very good , ( but that's my opinion , because that is what i have used in years )
What i have done when the thumbs wore down ,is to replace them with the xbox one thumb stick , their can be bought from ebay for about £2 or less , easy to fit ( if you don't mind taking the controller apart ) and their a lot better than the original sony ones and will last loads longer .
2 x Analogue Replacement Thumb sticks Analog stick for Xbox One Controllers
others will say the xboxone controller is better , but that's their opinion, i how ever really like the ds4 ,
looking at the logitech one , now that looks cheap and nasty compared to xboxone or ds4.
i wouldn't give up on the ds4 just yet .