It’s not a bad controller but it’s definitely not Nintendo’s best. Sticks are great and buttons all feel good, it is night and day compared to a set of JoyCons. It has all the bells and whistles of the JoyCons like motion, NFC and Switch wake up plus it’s battery life is leagues above anything in the current gen market, it should be an industry standard.
Button placement could have been better. Having the plus and minus so close to the share and home buttons means you’ll be hitting them more than usual. At least for me my thumbs naturally reach to the home and share buttons instead of the other two. The d-pad is terrible. Very mushy and prone to false inputs, I wouldn’t recommend this controller if you’re mostly into 2D fighters and platformers. At best it’s on par with a 360 d-pad, my experience is it’s much worse. Not something you would expect from Nintendo considering their history of amazing d-pads.
At $90 Nintendo should have hit this one out of the park. It’s a pricey controller with an outstanding battery but other than that it’s really hard to justify shelling out that kind of money. If you must have all Nintendo products you won’t go wrong with it but if your looking for price to performance go with something else like the SN30 Pro+ series from 8BitDo.