"More of a response to the review rather than a review itself."4.0 starson by roninhyde
Pros: Slightly more heft, battery life still great
Cons: 5 more dollars, L2/R2 buttons carry over their weirdness from the SIXAXIS
Summary: I've had one of these controllers since November 2007 (Japanese model can be purchased for equal or less on ebaY).
I just wanted to correct David Carnoy (again) about the non-user-replaceable battery. You CAN change it. The Dual Shock 3 has screws on the back unlike an iPod. Also there are how-to directions in the manual a few pages from the how-to on replacing the HDD. Granted, I'm not exactly sure what kind of battery goes into the Dual Shock, but the fact remains you can still change it.