I'm sure many SF elitists would play NRS games for a living if they were good enough.
I mean yes, that's a given. People generally don't have an issue with the NRS characters or anything; if the games were good enough they'd play them. They're not, so they're left to a fairly small portion of the community who enjoy them regardless.
Man, the lack of a standard mexican uppercut or otherwise normal anti-air button on most characters is still driving me batty.