I didn't have any complaints about the controls on PS3 ( and I can't imagine any on 360 either ).
Also I don't compare RE4 and RE5 to each other, both are different types of games aiming for different types of things. RE5 took a much different approach, and I think it is treated unfairly because the hardcore fans ( which I consider myself ) judge it against the others.
Even RE4 was a huge step away from what I loved about the other RE's, namely RE1 and 2. I feel like RE1 and RE2 will never be topped, but still I give credit where its due for RE4, it brought new life and innovation into the RE series, and is a good game in its own right, just like RE5.
I loved RE4 to death. I had a gamecube back in the days, but i never managed to play this till a couples years back on pc(worst p.o.s console port in history btw) It miraculously worked on the logitech RumblePad 2's, but it was still shabby and twitchy.
If there was one particular thing i loved about RE4, then it most definitely was the amazing 'weapon progression' Like seriously, it was near perfection.
You had complete control over your character, you bought the things needed; according to your needs. The game didn't keep dropping guns at your disposal like some of those games like Deus Ex. It was just you, the gun, the story, and your fight to get the hell outta there.
It's true tho, RE4 definitely caters to the mainstream crowd and doesn't nearly have that dark, cold midnight chill like the previous RE games(especially RE1 remastered for gamecube) But the story progression was gripping, the nice and smooth weapon progression = best I've ever seen in any video game, and the nice subtle touches and fantastic atmosphere; yet still staying true to the RE nature makes this one of my fav single player games of all time for sure.