I do have an elite controller and the paddles make it so much easier to play. Simply being able to aim and jetpack at the same time is really helpful.
The way I have my hunter controls are set up is the upper left paddle is jetpack, upper right is ping, lower left is switch to primary weapon and lower right is switch to secondary weapon. This allows me to jetpack or switch weapons without taking my thumb off of the right stick.
For monster my controls are upper left paddle for Y ability, upper right for X ability, lower left for smell and lower right for traversal. Again I don’t need to take my thumb off of the stick for the most part. Having traversal on a paddle really helps gorgon too. It means you can cling to a wall whilst aiming and immediately pounce on your enemy.
So yeah, paddles with evolve works really well.