I was grown up with joysticks only. Got 4 of them for my C64, then 2 new ones for my Amiga, they were all different joysticks. Then after a couple of my fav joysticks broke, I tried with my sega gamepads, the small red one, and the big black one with 3 big black buttons.... my god, all those years of playing with joysticks when I could have played with gamepads... I never went back..... I'm so glad todays consoles, and old consoles aswell only have gamepads... most of them anyway.... thatīs just me I guess.
My gaming accuracy and swiftness went up 200% when I used gamepads instead.