Game's been out for 8 years and the controls are still terrible. No matter if you play with keyboard or controller.
This game was built around a controller, but it's terrible to use with sub-palette. I have to stop moving look down at the bar figure out where my item highlight is and spam the d-pad all the way over to whatever item (usually moon atomizer at the end of my bar) i want. How is it this game never got controller configuration updates? Can't use modifier buttons like right trigger hold. The 2nd attack palette get a modifier button. Monster Hunter has a great controller setup and came out in 2004!
Then there's keyboard. Now I can click a corresponding key to whatever skill is on my sub-palette, but now going through menu's designed for a controller is god awful.
It just boggles my mind that the Japanese have been playing for 8years like this. I guess they learnt to adapt. Seriously though take a page from Monster Hunter and FFXIV. And yes I know I will prob have to download some 3rd party program to config stuff, but feels bad for those xbox players.