People have a tendency to try and stand out amongst the crowd so they generally have opinions that fall on the extremes (i.e., this d-pad is the best; this other d-pad sucks), when in reality it seems quite trivial to me, as I have no issues using any controller.
Personally, I prefer the look and feel of the plus-shaped d-pads the most. I like when a d-pad gives a little bit of feedback when I press down on it (the GBA SP comes to mind as my favorite). But that being said, I have been playing games for over 25 years now and I can use any controller just fine.
Edit: How could a left input result in an up input? Worst case scenario you unintentionally press left+up at the same time, which can be distinguished from an up input. If the developers made it so that an up-left input performs the hard drop, then they need to fix it and make it so that only up will perform the drop. Or am I missing something? I've been playing more of Tetris Effect than Tetris 99 so I don't know how the controls differ.
Last edited by RaptorChrist - on 03 April 2019