Originally Posted by stefcep
becauie its 1. more precise to push a button for up, as you might mean to push up on the stick but end up pushing up-diagonal, and 2. a finger reflex to push a button is faster than a wrist reflex to push a stick up. These two things mean that the controller isn't limiting your performance, only your ability. That means less frustration.
hang on. I'm using a pad. i have my left thumb on the d-pad. i 'shuffle' that thumb upwards to jump, (as i would for left/right) but yet moving my right thumb from one button onto another is faster and more precise? in what universe? one where basic laws of physics dont apply?