PS4 controller sucks, thanks to shit joystick

I purchased a PS4 a few weeks ago. The left joystick started peeling off during the first week I bought it. Now, there's no grip on the joystick at all. It seems like *everyone* with a PS4 has this issue, and it's bullshit. How did Sony not notice this issue before releasing the console?

I don't want to buy joystick covers, and I shouldn't have to buy joystick covers for a $60 controller. This makes playing so much harder. I'm actually considering selling my PS4 and getting an Xbox One, just because I'm so mad at Sony.

I remember reading a while back that Microsoft spent millions developing its new controller. I laughed at Microsoft for wasting so much money. I guess the joke's on me, because they were spot on.