Overall, I love the feel of my Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. I use it virtually every chance I get; I don’t even really know what it’s like to use the Joy-Con as a separate controller detached from the Switch. But that might have to change, because Pro Controllers will not be compatible with Super Mario Party when it launches on October 5.
It seems that getting the most novel gameplay experiences out of the mini-games just requires the nimbleness of the Joy-Con. Of course, if you’re extremely jaded, you could say that this is actually a Nintendo scheme to get everyone to buy a second pair of Joy-Con, but that seems unlikely.
However, if you live in Europe and are interested in buying a second pair, there’s a Super Mario Party/Joy-Con bundle you might want to check out.