If you come from a pc background and played games such as counter strike you will definitely want to try out a xim3. I was a controller convert too when I picked up xim1. I had been a pc gamer (bf series, UT, Tac Ops, CS, Tribes) who switched to console and had no issues using a controller after 3 or 4 years. There was a transition period going from controller back to mouse and keyboard, but I will never look back. It's worth it.