the PS3 wireless controller issue was a raspian problem, so would affect retropie, recalbox, and any other emulator distributions running raspian. it's fixed now, i understand.
i think lakka is openelec, so who knows.
my take is:
retropie - highly configurable, supports most amount of systems, most popular and best support.
recalbox - easy to use out-of-the-box, supports all systems you'd probably want. good support
lakka - easiest to use out-of-the-box, supports some systems but limited to retroarch (N64, dreamcast, PSP, are not viable on pi in this situation). ok support.
i use retropie but there are fans of all.