Those "stupid controller" are absolutely fantastic. They create a very immersive experience. Maybe tone the whining down when talking about a beta version of the VR product that only came out a few hours ago. One that acknowledges how it currently works and that promises better support in the future.
Those "stupid controller" come free with the current Oculus setup with two sensors for as little as $349 now. Most people, if not all people buying the Oculus Rift are now getting it with those "stupid controller"
I highly recommend picking up a set of them and trying yourself. Then you'll know what the fuss is about.