In terms of durability and strength, these sticks will hold up much better than the OEM part. In terms of feel, that's very subjective. I don't think that there is a real substitute for the rubber grip on the original part. That being said the metal version feels really good, and the processed plastic version is a close second. The natural version is the same as the processed version, but a little rougher. I generally don't recommend the natural version, unless you want the black version, or the price difference is a concern. I don't have plans to make any other 3DS parts. Printing parts like the back plate on commercial printers is still cost prohibitive, and I don't think customers want to pay $30ish on replacement part like that.