No real need to explain anything, I think. Anyways, for me, I would say the original SEGA Mega Drive (or Genesis for you Americans) controller is the best controller ever made. It's got a very simplistic design, with only a D-pad, three 'trigger' buttons and a start button. No need for analog sticks/nubs, shoulder buttons, or anything like that. The buttons are very soft, yet they aren't as mushy as the DS Lite's buttons. The controller itself feels very solid and perfectly fits in your hands, while still being light of weight. A very simple, yet effective design. If only consoles nowadays has something like that (the Wii is close but not close enough). On another note, if you post your favourite controller, at least mention why, as it seems that many people forget to do such things nowadays.