I own the xbox elite controller and purchased this for a second. Our household has a ""patrol tech"" version and standard controllers also. Overall, this has become my primary controller. I love this thing and was happy I picked it up on sale. In comparison to the Elite, minus the paddles, it is equally comfortable and I would argue I prefer it. The grips are nice. My statement in regards to ""preferring it"" over the Elite, is primarily price and practicality. The metal fittings make the Elite seem more practical, but I personally ditched the paddles after Battlefield 4. Thus, this controller is premium experience for significantley less.