I'm fine with them, and I have giant hands. The only controller I had an issue with was the Gamecube, it tended to cramp my hands when playing more actiony games like Mario Kart; also the dpad is made for brownies. I had a similar hand cramp issue with the Dreamcast controller, though not as severe. My one major issue with the joycons is that sometimes I'll drop my hands so that my leg is in the way and the controller desyncs. That can be annoying. I find controller problems have less to do with the size of the controller and more to do with how they force your hands to go; the Dreamcast controller might be the second largest I own (next to the Wii U) but it my hands are too large for it. The Joycons allow a ton of freedom, and smaller controllers like the NES, PSX, and SNES do the same.
Nah. Can't stand the Joycons for anything semi-fast paced.
The Analogue stick is too small, the buttons are to small and close-together, no D-Pad, it makes using them for anything that is even slightly faced-paced a chore.
I personally don't undock my Switch though... And I use a Pro-Controller that resembles an Xbox One controller, it's a far better experience, I would sell my Switch in a heartbeat if Nintendo released a non-portable Switch.
But hey, we are all different at the end of the day.
I completely agree with you, I would also sell my switch no questions about it if they made a more powerful non portable one with a good controller. On the other hand the WiiU controller is really great, most people do not think so because they haven't tried it, its really comfortable and lighter than it looks, and I like the big size because I have big hands, the switch is too cramped, still not as bad as Vita and 3DS which I cant play for more than an hour without my fingers hurting.
On the other hand I can play ps4 and xbox for 6 hours straight with no issues. In reality no controller is perfect, the wiiU I don't like both joysticks on top, even tough those joysticks are probably the best ever made.
Ps4 I don't like both joysticks on bottom, because when I move forward in games if feels like my finger wants to slip or go higher up, xbox seems perfect, but I don't like the face buttons much, they are harder to press and are not as quick as playstation, you can check it if you need to mash the buttons as fast as possible, youll do more presses on playstation as the buttons are quicker.
The perfect controller would be for me the ps4 but with the left joystick on top, joysticks would need to be faster and smoother like on my elite controller, and triggers would need to be bigger, for racing games, touchpad would need to be cut in half and put the start and share button in the middle, out of the way. And it would need to be strong as the elite controller, that thing I could force it to bend, its like a rock, the ps4 controller if I play hard you feel the controller creeking and plastic bending, its too weak.
Also it would need the force feedback triggers like the xbox.
In fact the wiiU gamepad is surprisingly also solid like a rock, the biggest issue in Nintendo systems is digital triggers, so racers on Nintendo consoles are out of the question.
PS - I actually swapped the ps4 joysticks with xbox ones, they are better because they have better grip, the issue is I preferred the lower height of the ps4 joysticks, so nothing is perfect, yet, we will see next gen, but due to costs I am 100% sure the controllers will be cheap.
My wish is if both Nintendo and sony made elite controllers like Microsoft does. It was almost perfect if it was not for the material, which gets sticky in the summer if you sweat from the hands. And the rechargeable battery should have come included with the controller.