Don't understand this - hate? Strong word. I prefer the standard PS2 controller - but don't think the Cube controller is terrible. It has the required analog sticks and buttons to make modern games work.Kirby's Avalanche for SNES was the US version of Puyo Puyo, Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis) was the US version of Puyo Puyo 2. Both are fantastic games. I love Puyo Pop Fever, but I hate the Gamecube controller. I'm going to need to pick up a nice ascii controller or arcade stick or something one of these days.
Even played Soul Calibur - ps2 or cube - I can adjust to either. I'm flexible. 'Course I do have small hands. Maybe that makes a difference???