"Up 120 percent"... isn't that more than double, nordlead?
As a side note, I'm surprised anyone complains about the controls -- they're much better placed and more comfortable than the original PSP was, IMO.
Then again, I have fairly "average" sized hands, for an American male. I think someone with bigger hands might actually prefer the PSP-3000. Likewise, I think someone with smaller hands than I (i.e. 95% of Japan) would probably prefer the Go layout.
I hated the original XBox controller ("The Duke") as well. The S-controller & modern X360 controller is way better.