This what I expected from the next gen controller - no LCD, no touchpad, just better. New rumble system sounds very promissing.
Exactly. I was so worried MS would add some dumb gimmick to the controller that would unnecessarily drive up the price. I don't want to have to spend an extra 20 bucks on a controller just to get a touchpad I don't wanna use, or a low quality speaker making crappy sound effects that I don't wanna hear.