Same. It’s hard to find good reviews that even bother to talk about the d-pad, considering the MD 6-button and Saturn are the best d-pads ever.
I got my 8bitdo MD controller about a week ago and have been using it quite a bit. I have to say, I was very skeptical but the d-pad is very very close to the 6-button and Saturn d-pad. I need to do more testing on more games but my impressions are that they actually tried to replicate the feel of those great Sega d-pads and I have to say I think they may have succeeded. It’s easily the best d-pad I’ve ever used from a 3rd party manufacturer.
Also I’ll echo socksfelloff and say that for being a MD controller, the shape feels more Saturn but I’m not going to complain about that. I got the bluetooth version so I could use with arcade games and shooters on the Switch and I am loving it.