A barcade opened up in my city and it's the first arcade we've had in decades. As a result, it is getting good traffic. They don't have all the fighting games you would like to see, but they do have SSF2 (no turbo), MK 2, Samurai Shodown 2 and Virtua Fighter 2 - Really not bad at all, all things considered. They have an MvC2 cab but it stopped working right before they opened so VF2 was the sub. Of course, nobody every plays it. I'm pretty sure no one is playing SamSho either (my personal fav in the joint) because it's in a 4-slot and barely noticeable.
I've always enjoyed playing the Street Fighter series, ever since I was a kid, but even though I'm 31 I might as well be an '08er. It was actually Tatsunoko vs Capcom that fostered my modern obsession with the genre. I've always recognized the purity of the SF2, but it never appealed to my more modern sensibilities and there was never a scene that I was involved in. So I don't really know anything about the nitty-gritty of the game. Of all the SF2's, Super Turbo is the one I have the most experience with, so I'm not certain the differences to be aware of between Super Vanilla and ST, besides speed.
Still, I played some random games with folks and felt I held my own okay. But I knew they were just people that didn't have the same amount of experience with the genre. As soon as someone stepped up who really knew what they were doing I was steamrolled. I plan on practicing at the arcade itself by playing folks, but I'm wondering what I should be doing on my computer at home to prepare. The game got its hooks in me and I'm starting to really dig it now that there is potential for a real local scene to develop.