Very true. Oh well, it's no big deal some people might like them. I made the mistake of replacing 2 sticks on a board that doesnt work on batteries before fortunately they were the bootleg kind haha.
I've been having fun fixing other peoples broken controllers, but I really wish I knew how to troubleshoot ones that cant run off of batteries, or don't turn on. I have like 9 dead controllers I have no clue if they can work again, one has like 2x fast LED animations and wont sync, another is really dim and flickers out and dies. A handful of them just don't turn on, really weird, seems like I have a source for replacement thumbsticks that aren't so odd.
Seems like there's a lot of soda eating the traces going on.