Like, did ppl seriously expect otherwise?
There are games that are tied to the functionality of the light bar, and games that use the touchpad as an additional button prompt.
What is the solution to these games going forward if both features were stripped?
While I understand the criticism leveled at both features, I personally have had no real issue with either. That said, I do hope they are able to find better ways to design the features into the controller. Maybe making the footprint of both the lightbar and touchpad smaller? Options to turn off the lightbar in games that do not require them? Those seem reasonable enough to me.