I still have my controller from OG days..
Shit's battle scarred!
Rubber came off the joysticks..
Still works but they are so loose.
I've bought a replacement since then, but I don't go through them too fast..
I took my OG controller to Skate 2 but couldn't do it anymore come skate 3.
It's hilarious because I'm the same way with skateboards haha
I'll ride what I've got till its flat on both ends and has square wheels.
I guess I don't like spending money on replacements
unless something restricts me I usually try to just use what I've got.