Got my Sword Controllers today! They do the job, but are weird - kinda like a halfway between Quest controllers and Index Controllers. Tracking seems perfect, the huge rings mean there’s never any occlusion. When I first set them up, the left controller trigger glitched so it didn’t work right, but after I charged the controller up to full power the problem went away.
I definitely miss analogue sticks, especially in Half Life Alyx - it’s hard for me to press the exact front of the touchpad with my thumb for maximum walking speed, so normally I’m walking super slow with these. I like the hand straps, and the light on the front looks cool (though I rarely see it since I’m using the headset while using the controllers). I haven’t actually run into the issue yet, but some Oculus games use a B button, which the Sword controllers don’t have, and I don’t think you can remap the controls if you aren’t running in Steam. But until I actually run into the problem, it’s not a problem
So far I’ve played Half Life Alyx, Beat Saber, and Audica (Rhythm light-gun Shooter) with the new controllers; all three worked well (minus the running issue in Alyx).