That is weird. Most people I know prefer the gamecube controller, I'm a remote and nunchuck person myself. I play all over the board, though my favorites are Captain Falcon, Mr. Game and Watch, and Marth. I rarely lose as Ike, but I don't play him much because he's so slow.
...I'd be pretty interested in seeing Chrom in the new game's roster. Fire Emblem is easily my favorite Nintendo series, and Awakening was incredibly good even compared to previous Fire Emblem games.