I was at my local Future Shop yesterday and I noticed that they had a GCN demo system up and running so I picked up the controller and started playing. I like the 'feel' of the controller, size, weight etc. but I look at the thing and I wonder what the heck Nintendo was thinking!! The button layout is horrible! It seems to follow no convention whatsoever. It seems that they just decided to plunk the buttons (of extreme different size) anywhere they could find room. After hearing all the complaints about the XB controller I'm amazed that no one has mentioned anything about the GCN controller.