Edit 2: MFW this was a bump and not a new thread and I've already commented here with pretty much this.
Oh well, leaving it.
First I think that gamepad-only play should be an option, but honestly, after that I would prefer to see the game pad relegated to a glorified info-screen.
Please don't do gimmicky touch-controls. Please no gimmicky hand-waving. It's always cute as an idea and obnoxious in practice. There's a reason the majority of control schemes involve using thumbs on buttons and not using sticks on screens. Even the games that do touch controls wells (Captain Toad) have the touch controls shoe-horned in.
And I agree, no maps.
Edit: One thing that I actually do like though (completely contrary to what I've just said above, I'm aware) is First-Person Look using the gamepad as the character's "eyes". It was really enjoyable in the 3DS Majora's Mask as well.
Make the forum great again.