Firstly, for those to whom it is not obvious, when I say 'creeping' what I mean is the analog stick, when released, does not go to 'dead center,' which causes either move or look in first person games to continually move, or look, with no input from the user. You can imagine how annoying this is, IE, when you're trying to line up a good sniper shot and your controller 'creeps,' or when you're building in Minecraft and your Steve just randomly walks off the top of the building.
My current controller is less than a year old, and it's creeping. It was purchased to replace another controller that had begun creeping. While I find this annoying, I also understand that controllers wear out (of course, I hesitate to mention that my PS3 controllers are both 5 years old and have never had this problem.)
What I find most disturbing, however, is that I've bought THREE BRAND NEW controllers (all from different stores, just in case it's a 'lot' issue) and they've all creeped right out of the box.
No, it's not a configuration issue. The controllers are dead center when they're turned on. No, it's the an issue with the box, they don't all creep in the same way (first controller: left thumbstick creeped left, second controller: right thumbstick creeped right, third controller: right thumbstick creeped left (a little) and right (a lot.))
I'm getting tired of returning brand new Microsoft brand controllers because of this issue. Is Microsoft aware of this problem? Is it a run of new controllers? Please help me to understand.