I couldnt find much on the development of a more classical controller, but it has been mentioned in the past.
You will find more information here, in the "Classic controller" paragraph :
The two interviews mentioned are kind of old, so it looks like Ninty gave up on the idea of a "PS3-like controller" and went for the classic controller instead. Not sure though...
So don't give up !
I tend to agree. People are very helpful as long as nothing is criticised about the Wii, but they seem to take every critic (even constructive ones) like a personal attack and feel a need to defend Nintendo.It is pretty funny how rude some people can be when another person doesnt like something they do.
While I understand that they are very strongly attached to Nintendo, I think it very often damages the potentially helpful/informative content of a thread.
If you want to discuss "Why the wiimote+nunchuck combination is better than anything else", then make a thread about it. The question asked here is different !