So Best Buy has a demo disk playing where you can actually play Wind Waker a little bit. All I had time to do was run around and smash jars and so forth. Now there's a move to creep along with your back to a wall. Zelda's gotten better with each console, and this one seems to be no exception. My minute of playtime is going to have me jonesing for Zeldariffic goodness for the next 2 weeks. I'd survive on Ocarina of Time, but I'm at the Water Temple, and that's too much of a pain to figure out. I'm going to be hopping around with anticipation like I was waiting for Vice City to come out.
In terms of the 360 controller, I hear this kind of sentiment all over. While I do see where you're coming from since I got used to playing games on a d-pad gratis Nintendo, a little practice and the controller issue ISN'T.