I do play Mai in KOF14 too but i am not a big fan of the SNK artstyle (more realistic than i would like) so she doesn't do anything for me in KOF14. I personally enjoy the more exaggerated thick SF5 style or GG xrd one.
She does look fabulous in DOA5 as expected. Just the body looks so firm and right, it is amazing.
I understand where you are coming from. I was not familiar with Mai or even... fighting games in general until I played CVS1 at an arcade in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. That's where I saw Mai the first time. I was ten. And, I was not ready.