Yes. I don't want to meet the person who came up with the controls. He probably eats weird too. But, the 2nd time I beat the game I felt I was getting the hang of it. Controls are far from as good as previous games, but you'll get used to the crap factor eventually.
The price is good. I got the First Print Edition with StarFox Guard (which I haven't played yet). But the standalone Zero is about €45? That's more than fair. There's several routes, secrets within the levels, an Arcade Mode to play the story and a main game to choose whichever level you'd like to play. There's more medals to collect per level and shortcuts. I've completed StarFox 64 3D, but even after getting everything I still got 60 hours into it (and don't let me mention the 64 en Virtual Console versions!). I dare say Zero has, almost, the same replay value.
First run took me 3,5 hours. The 2nd 2,5 hours. And the 3rd 1 hour and 15 min minus the cutscenes. So that you have an idea.