I suppose it depends on how you view the mode button. If you're using it as originally intended (i.e. not using it at all - it's only meant to be a workaround for games that can't cope with six-button inputs), putting it in an awkward position where you're not likely to touch it is sensible (not "accurate", since no Sega controllers did that, but sensible). But of course, mode was treated by many developers as an extra button. So for that, the original shoulder placement is better. And more accurate. But most six-button games didn't use it so bleh. These mostly look the part but the boxes are off the mark. Seals of Quality in Europe? Someone's not been doing their homework!... ... Incidentally €45 for a Mega Drive pad with two thumbsticks attached - I wonder what the market is for that.