in all honest i'm a loyal Xbox and Xbox related paraphernalia purchaser. However I'd appreciate when purchasing a system of significant value that a plug and play be included in you basic purchase. It seems ridiculous to not include such a necessity to the gamer when the cost for Microsoft would be minimal not to mention the environmental implications of including non rechargeable batteries in millions of systems sold. Now I know I just ranted about wanting plug and plays included in the Xbox package, I have to say they are horribly designed and I have had to replace mine three times in the one month I have owned my system. Get on it, design something better. I am currently using the docking station instead of the plug and play but its only a matter of time till the inevitable moment when fear takes hold as my controller dies during the most pivotal time and I scamper to try to exchange battery packs.