The only piece of electronics I've used longer than my Sennheiser PC151 headset is my Thrustmaster Dual Power 3. I'm not sure how many years exactly, but it must be approaching 10. Despite looking ragged from my travelling, it still works perfectly. Having served me so well, I decided to opt for Thrustmaster again and purchase the Dual Analog 4. For those that don't know, Thrustamster had a Dual Analog 3 (non-vibrating) and Dual Power 3 (vibrating). The images of the Dual Analog 4 make the pad look very solid and well built. In the hand it's a different story. First of all, it's smaller and lighter than the Dual Power 3 and as such it doesn't fit in my man hands so well. The plastic used, also feels cheap and I have doubts it'd ride through thick and thin with me like my previous pad. The offset analog sticks are of course copied from the Xbox style of controller. Having tried it, I'm certain the symmetrical configuration of the Dual Power 3 works better for me, as often I'll use both analog sticks simultaneously. The sticks also feel fragile in comparison to the previous generation. Lastly, for some reason, they've done away with the two underside triggers that would normally be operated with the middle finger and instead added tiny start and select style buttons on top of the pad. These are far less useful than the triggers. I'm not sure what happened in Thrustmaster's design department but they've really taken something that was great and made it worse in nearly everyway I can think of. A Mac user reviewed the pad, giving it 5 stars, stating that there was "No set up required and it worked instantly". In this day and age I would expect that from a simple input device anyway (at least for PC). I've now put the new pad back in it's box and will continue to use my old Dual Power 3 or replace it with a new Dual Power 3 (they're still sold here on Amazon, and cheaper than this pad).