People hate tap jump(or at least me anyway) cuz sometimes it messes up with their ups. Me being a Yoshi player, its almost mandatory I have tap jump off cuz it literally gimps my recovery if I jump at the wrong time. But i do see what you mean. You use up to jump on games like street fighter and what not.
The wii-chuck's directional pad can serve as a convenient c-stick. I like the wii mote due to you not having to move you fingers very far if at all for some commands(ie. the only fingers I actively move are the ones for "A" and the d-pad.) My only complaint is that while the d-pad for smashes is nice,what you are in dire need of is a grab button. Thats why I have grab set as "down". It is slightly hindering at times when you need to immediately down smash without manually inputting it with down>A. For the wii mote you can press a and b at the same time to grab, but I find mashing to buttons to be a highly unreliable way to grab(mistakes are common).
However I was looking at some brawl vids and a snake player(Ultimate Razer) uses the wii-chuck...wish I knew his configuration.
Maybe its because I got used to the wii-chuck first
I have a GC controller but it feels kind of clunky. Albeit I do find shorthopping effortless on the GC. Still not good with it tho. I find the wii-chuck more flexible. Just configure the controls to your liking. I have tap jump off, and on the d-pad I have up to upsmash, left/right to side smash, and down to grab.
It's more about the fact the Wii remote limits you so much. With the D-Pad, you have to charge for smashes unless you're quick, and up and down tilts are very hard to preform. Smash bros was made with the analog stick in mind. I guess I could use nunchucks but I really dislike it for 2D games. :/
Can't for three reasons
1. I'm in Saudia Arabia right now, in the middle east. Since you're in America, we'll definitely get some dreadful lag given Brawl's awful netcode.
2. I don't really know if the Wii U can access online on Wii games, and I only brought the Wii U with me. It probably does, but it's no guarantee, and I don't have any good reason to try to. (Brawl is the only Wii game I brought that has online, and I brought it solely for local multiplayer with my cousins.)
3. Since I only have the Wii U, I can't use the Gamecube controller. I tried playing with a Wii remote again but it's awful.