No it sounds like it really is your fault. Being compatible and being an efficient controller are two completely different things. You see, logically if a game comes from the VC I tend to think it is going to work best with a Classic Controller, maybe its just me, but if a game was designed for (S)NES controllers, a controller resembling the original one is probably going to work best. It is not Nintendo's fault you bough the most expensive controller they currently sell, and on top of that you bought two! I dunno about anyone else, but after just holding a GC controller, you can tell it isn't going to work for most VC, save for possibly N64.