Skyward Sword's controls weren't terrible in my opinion, and it's definitely not universally agreed upon. Galaxy had so perfect controls except some very, very few occurences in the game which could feel like some out of place wall collision, also the only other bad thing I can remember from Galaxy was one stage where, at one point, the camera behaved a bit strange. The stage where you shoot yourself out of a cannon and lands on a mini-Gateway Galaxy starting planet. Also, I, among others, feel something would be ruined without the shake spin etc. It just feels so, what should I call it, free.