First of all, the FPS Freek line of thumbstick accessories WILL NOT IN ANY WAY fit the Onza TE. It is obstructed by the tension adjustment knob, and put a TON of unnecessary stress on the stick.
I have seen it mentioned that "it's not necessary" to use the FPS Freek with the Onza, and that is just not going to be true for everyone. Are you a FPS Freek user? Does it improve your game? If yes, maybe wait for Freek to toss out a Onza revised model (I am sure the demand will be there)
The tension system on the TE, simply makes it harder to push the analog stick outwardly to its boundary. It does NOT increase the speed or accuracy at which the stick aims. (More on that later)
The SE Onza, WILL accommodate the Freek, but it is not a functional pair, because the sticks on the standard edition are already (roughly) as high as a standard MS 360 stick+Freek. In other words, you would need Mammoth fingers to reach the stick with any comfort, and even then... why?
To recap, don't rush out and get a TE if you are a DIE HARD Freek user. You will be dissapoint. That said, I love my Freeks, but I am loving the TE as is.
Second on the list is the so called "slow turn" that the Onza is suffering out of the box. I have seen several topic about this on several forums, stating that a dremel is the only answer to this problem, and here is the thing:
Razer has issued a statement, regarding this matter, and it is not a flaw, but and intended effect. The default setting for aiming calibration on the onza, is 90 degrees, like the stock MS controller. That setting CAN be changed, without physically modding the controller, so don't get your dremel out just yet.
It is a simple 2-step process, and directions can be found here:
Another myth busted.
Next let's tackle the placement of the programmable buttons, back, start, and the shape of the triggers. There is a laundry list of complaints out there, stating that the programmable buttons are obstructive, and should have been put elsewhere. I have even seen a few threads stating that it is too hard to hit rb and lb. This is simply not true.
While it MAY have been more effective to place these buttons on the back of the controller, these guys are NOT in the way. LB, and RB have a little "tab" towards their periphery which allows the user to press them without ever removing your fingers from R and L.
It IS a bit crowded due to the programmable buttons, but after some playtime you will be comfortable with it.
Back and start have been moved to the bottom of the controller! this seems like such a small thing, and it is never talked about, but for ME it is the most terrible aspect of the controller. It will take you some time to get used to reaching down to check your scores in game, or reaching down to hit start in a game like Lost Planet 2 for example, where it is used as an integral part of gameplay (press and hold start to heal).
The triggers ave a very sharp curve to them, much like the curve of a REAL trigger, on a real firearm. At first I was not a fan, but after some time with it, I am noticing that the design reduces hand fatigue exponentially.
Another quick mention about buttons, is that the dpad, while better than anything MS has to offer, is NOT perfect by any means. The separation of the directions into "island" style buttons is GREAT for FPS, Racing, or even RTS games where on-the-fly option selects are necessary. A good example of this is Monday Night Combat, where the D pad is used to both build turrets and upgrade your character mid match. These actions need to be done quickly and precisely, and I cannot count all of the times that I have built a Long Shot when I wanted a Rock-It turret. That is not gonna happen with this controller. You will not however, be enjoying arcade games with this one, or I should say, at least not with greater ease that MS controller. Even a game like Pac Man CE DX felt awkward when using this d pad.
I am kinda running out of ideas here, so feel free to ask something... Though I guess I should mention the build quality. I have seen several comments that the Onza feels like a cheap toy, and that is SIMPLY not true. In MY hands the Onza feels solid, and substantial. It feels built to last, and due to its ergonomic design, a far cry more comfortable that anything MS has on the market today.