I liked the Gamecube too. I got one of those as a Christmas present. It came with Super Smash Bros. Melee. I also got Luigi's Mansion, and my brother got another game for it called Defender. All of them were good games, but I loved Melee and Defender.
I still have mine and I dedicate a day every month to just playing ps2 games for the whole day. PS2 was also the only console to have God of War which at the time was pretty much one of the best games ever made and it still up there today.