I don't want thumbsticks if it means losing complete circular and accurate capacitive thumb position detection or if there is any chance of slight incompatibility with the valve controller
Also given no information and the limited time frame for which these items come out.. I would rather they stick the the standard design instead of implementing something random based on untested suggestions, implemented in a a half assed way, only to be rushed out to meet shipping targets. (eg. fundamental changes to positioning or thumb height with minimal testing might introduce rsi or joint strain over prolonged use).
Also if they stick to the base standard design, they can spend more time sourcing better quality components and try to keep the price point on track.. (also more time on manufacturing quality assurance)
If they concentrate on that then they can just aim to be price competitve with reasonable quality for their first controller model and advance technology in future versions.