A replaceable module was my suggestion since days or ove a week... Other tread ("spoiled for choice" in the title) .
Gladly to see, there are other peaople with this wish, and a better english and using of Tags (now i see).
In my thread are many "alarmists".
Too complicate, too expensive, risk of wear (this alarmists are not forced to change it often...) etc. 0_o.
It seems, now existing 3 threads/Suggestions...
For me, this is a hard decision.
I believe in doubt for the trackpad.
Because it's normal with Vive...
Games are programmed for this...
And it seems, Oculus change to a touch pad with his project santa cruz controller prototypes.
Or only for a mobile headset?
But perfect would be: Both!
Perhaps with buying the other changeable module later.
Or in the case this modules not expensive, both.
I think, a analog thumpstick is not expensive...
Now we spoiled for choice.
If we decide for one system, we must live with this, and we become never experience with the other controller... No, four controllers are not a solution...
Are there spare parts?
I would choose the more expensive controller, and buy the other module as spare parts.
Then I could change it with a screwdriver to get experience with BOTH systems.
Not very comfortable, but a solution to geht experience with BOTH controller types...
And perhaps, a modder with 3D printer could build a plug-in system.
Before I would complete the "survey", please tell me the availability (date etc.) and prices of this spare parts.
Trackpad and thumpstick.
And I think, a modular concept are also better for the retailers.
And a big advantage over the competitors...
If this controllers are actually not in production, please make a modular design with changeable touch/stick.
I think, this is possible. It is worth a trying by a 3D CAD designer.
two metal stripes V-shaped pressed together is a very rough plug...
A combined design is a compromise...
Between this Microsoft controllers an the hand drawings from oko95.
Full comfort trackpad, and beside a little thumpstick (like a "coolie hat").
Actually, I think a good double design is the best for both "fanboys" .
Than, we could use both in games and apps.
And more possibilities for game and app designer.