I changed mine last night to try and master the steering, note I said try, I put mine back to default today but the option is there.
I love this game I would have purchased this game being free is a bonus. Just keep trying and trying getting better but it taking time
This thread is up to four pages so I didn't read all the way through so forgive me if I repeat.
The controls drove me nuts at first as the throttle was on the right and the steering on the left until I found that I could change what each button does.
Once I put the throttle on the left and the steering on the right it feels "correct" to me.
I've never been the greatest gamer in the world, more of a fair weather guy but I am enjoying the game and have high hopes of future DLC that may arise. What DLC they do have is very cheap and I am hoping to pick up a couple different cars over the weekend. At $.49 ea. I can't complain too much.
I also had same dilemma, then I changed the steering to the 'D' pad, gas on Right bumper, brake on Left bumper; changed the camera view, now I can pretty much navigate my way around the tracks.
I love the game it's quite fun and different from the conventional MotorStorm which I enjoy too. The controls in regular are fine and I got used to them right away. I like it better then pressing a button down, I think that's why people hate them. It gives you more control to slow down a bit and cut a turn better. It's free so I really can't complain...