It's terrible, look I know we evolve in the gaming industry etc. My mom gave me a tsr 80 in 80 and a Atari in 82. I know how it goes. However, with this Virtual Console digital download now being a big part of console gaming now the support should stay there for that certain console.
For example.......N64 games played with the classic or SNES style controller is horrible and with certain games like Zelda: OOT it is just a catastrophe. I downloaded these onto my WII U from the VC and got really frustrated as the games button mapping was not in line with the controller at all. I put it on my original Wii and can play with the GCN controller just fine. I mean digitally when you own something it is yours so if you can take it with you so to speak as I did with my SD card from Wii to Wii U then at least least the controller support go with it too.
Just an aggravation, I would love to unplug my Wii and have some shelf space but nope I still need it to play 6 games I own that can transfer digitally but won't work correctly.