I did not realize a Switch branded version of this is out on 9/22. Based on my love of the FC, I really hope the d-pad is good. One of the big downsides to the FC is its incompatibility with the Switch. Seeing as Shovel Knight, Puyo Puyo, Bomberman Zero, Ultra Street Fighter II, The Binding of Isaac, and Sonic Mania are Switch titles for me, this would be a welcome stand-in for now. I am ashamed to say that I have mauled my thumb to make the 4 buttons work for a d-pad on the joycon. No accidental inputs with that thing! (just a bloody mangled thumb, hah).
Also looking at Super Meat Boy Forever as a potential buy that will benefit from a d-pad.
$25 only too. What a steal.
There should be a Wii Classic Controller to Switch adapter sooner or later. Should just work by spoofing it as a Pokkén controller. Not sure why Mayflash hasn't released one yet (they do have a 2x Classic Controller to USB adapter for PC).
I'm furiously waiting for this because I want to use my SNES Classic gamepads on my Switch.