I have only ever played minecraft on console. I am considering getting the pc game so i can do more. But i'm concerned about the different controls. Has anyone ever done both console and pc minecraft? How difficult was the transition?
I play both PS3 and PC. You should be able to master the basic controls in a short time, you'll get the others as you need or discover them.
The PC version is a bit more challenging, so be prepared to die more often.
While the PC version is more robust (and has more features and you can find all biomes) I find myself playing the PS3 version more- partially for the ease and comfort of the wireless controller and it's more like a 'personal-size'. On console if you die, there's almost nowhere you can't get in 5 minutes if you need to. If you go out exploring on PC and end up a few thousand blocks from your bed or spawn, you can forget about whatever you were carrying in many cases if you die.
Having said that, I will also add that I won't be playing the PS3 version anymore until there is a fix for the crashing and losing everything from the previous save. I can get a lot done in 10 minutes, enough that it's not worth trying anymore until it's fixed. I've never had this problem on the PC version, but maybe I'm just lucky.....
I can almost live with the lack of animal spawning/ability to breed/ max 8 armor stands, etc. and the situational controller lag among others- but losing work time after time becomes a bit frustrating.