Why are these so desired, its just a controller with more buttons, right? Its like half the price of an xbox one, maybe it does more than other controllers?
It's because people think they're 2pro gamerz who need a controller made out of kevlar and special grade ESR steel for half the price of the console to be good. IGN and all of the other sites they visit daily told them it's a good investment, so why not? They don't question why it's nearly three times the price of a regular controller, or why the regular controller couldn't be better in the first place.
"Xbox One Elite Controller - spend $150 to spend 10 hours a day killing 14-year-olds online and keep that fruitless dream of being endorsed by Doritos alive!"