I have had my controller 11months as of this time. I game every day 6-10 hours a day, basically a full time job. I only use this controller and it is still kicking 100%. I am not rough on my controller though, I have a soft grip when I play. I still have most of the rubberized grip on the back with none of the diamond pattern faded all the way away yet. I noticed others who have had issues here, umm why do you grip your controller so hard? your going to have arthritis real bad when your older kids.
I am a try-hard, that does not mean you have to grip the life out of your controller.. when I get frustrated and do so, I just play worse. Keep calm collective and you will win that gunfight.
Picking up my standard controller now is like eating a hot dog without ketchup, pointless. This tech needs to be standard and stay with the removable parts so those who really wont use it don't need it to get in their way!