I first played Minecraft on Xbox360 and and later played it on Playstation 4. I've enjoyed Minecraft for a long time and wanted to try it on PC with mods. I saw there was a Java and Windows version of the game and wasn't sure which to get. I did see that the Java version came with a free copy of the windows version. So,I have both Java and Windows versions on my computer. I was looking at mods and I'm wanting to make sure I'm getting this right. So, the Java version of Minecraft uses Forge for mods, but does the windows version use Forge as well? I've looked around and it seems like it doesn't. I also searched and saw that Windows Version was basically offering mods from Java version as Add-ons and will charge customers using Minecraft Coins. So, they are basically trying what Bethesda is doing with Fallout 4 and Skyrim with their Creators Club? I'm going to guess that minecraftmods.com is the primary place where good Minecraft mods are found?
Additionally, I've played games for years on console, so I am looking for ways to use my old Xbox360 controller with my keyboard as backup if needed. I have played a while with my keyboard, but it's not as comfortable over time than a controller. I know some PC purists out there feel that's blasphemy, but controllers have been on PC sense at least 1991. I do have a full version on Pinnacle Game Profiler and I'll look into trying that once I fully figure out mods.
I know many people here like to stick to keyboard when playing minecraft. Those who play by keyboard and mouse are use to it and that's fine. Some of us, like myself, like to use a controller. For me, it's my pesky left pinky finger that cramps up after a while.
As I mentioned at the end of my post above. For anyone interested, I've been using Pinnacle Game Profiler to try and replicate the controls for Minecraft that are on Xbox360 (and I'm guessing identical/similar to XboxOne as well). I've got a control scheme that feels almost identical to that of Xbox360. Sprinting is toggled on and off by pressing the left thumbstick. Right Thumbstick controls crouching and Xbox Guide Button controls Camera Modes. Hotkey selection works identically to that of Xbox (using bumpers to select desired item), or you can also use the D-Pad left and right. I've played a lot on Xbox360 and Playstation 4. This control scheme is as close as I could make it mirror console controls. I didn't notice any lag or delay in button presses. It felt as if I was playing on Xbox, but with the superior pc version.
Pinnacle Game Profiler: Minecraft Java Edition Control Profile: