Racing games is the only other game I can think of where I know people who prefer d-pad. (and I buy FPS on 360 over PS3 for its controller advantages)
I use the analog stick for racing games because it gives me a more accurate touch and feel to the game.
My biggest issue I had with the DS of the past is the analog stick always felt very cheap and un responsive to touch also I hate their positioning on the DS.
I will probably get both consoles this go around unless the Steam Machine is awesome, then I'll have a XBONER and that, but still I think this gen consoles are both going to be great.
I can wait to have my xbox with the ps4 on passthrough #winning