I watch a fair amount of let’s plays, and the majority of the time, the player will turn off motion controls. This isn’t after trying and disliking them, but rather, by default in the same way they turn on subtitles. And I also tend to see dismissive opinions of them on gaming forums such as Waypoint or Giant Bomb.
I get that a lot of people had a negative experience with motion controls on Wii and have dismissed them outright ever since, but people, the Wii came out over 10 years ago. Gyro has come a long, long way since then.
Motion-aiming has greatly improved the 3D Zelda games since Ocarina 3D, and they are the definitive way to play Splatoon. It doesn’t matter how good you are with a right analog-stick, gyro controls afford the player a level of speed and precision similar to using a mouse on PC.
We have had good gyro-controls for 5 years, and people are still overwhelmingly dismissive of them. What gives?