Compared to the N64, the ergonomics of the Nintendo GameCube controller was a massive improvement. I never really had much of a problem playing with the controller in particular, but I do agree with how other companies like Sony had it down better. The thing about the GameCube controllers in particular is, at least for me, the wiring eventually was jacked up. And that’s probably because I used to wrapping the wires around the controller since I didn’t like things dangling off a shelf or something like that.
That’s why I invested in a GameCube Wavebird controller instead years back, and the battery life was surprisingly long-lasting as well. Though after years of use, I have issues occasionally with keeping the on switch light running consistently. Sometimes I have to push it up a bit harder to keep it in position. But I feel it’ll last me another decade or so, hahaha.
By then, maybe I’ll have another Nintendo console, and see little use for my Nintendo Wii.