Early Impressions Of the Steam Controller

John Clark, in an interview with The Verge:

Initially very sensitive, however, you settle quickly and the track pads do feel great. Remembering, it’s a prototype and the purpose of the beta is for the developers to experiment. We’re really looking forward to seeing how it fares with PC RTS titles which are traditionally mouse and keyboard. We’re excited to see the results!

I think the controller is adequate and usable. The trackpads set it apart from typical joystick-centric layouts but do they offer anything over and above the traditional controller? I can’t see it … especially not enough to make RTS’s playable on it.