I shouldn't really have to explain to you - on a Shenmue forum of all places - that taste is diverse, and people can prefer different things.It doesn't. That explains why you prefer digital controls. It doesn't explain why you prefer a clunky method of digital controls.
I played nearly the entirety of Shenmue I & II with those new analogue stick controls. I didn't do it to prove a point, or just to say that I did, I did it because I tried it - and liked it.
If the new analogue controls are not something you enjoy in Shenmue I & II, then strike it from whatever column of "pros" you have about that version. Just be aware that your view is not universal, and that the exact text in my own list of pros was it "offers left analogue stick controls in the first game"; which is factually correct and makes no assertions that everybody will enjoy them.