One of the more exciting things driving my interest for MK8D was getting back into the techniques. Its removed the thing that made it possible for some to be better than others. Even if everybody learned to Fire Hop we would all do it to the best of our abilities. With it gone its just a case of who presses the accelerate button better than the next guy. I hope they removed it purely so they could hide a new technique in the game for us to have to find it again. To give a fresh new life to the game. Those time trial guys better get to work. As a fighting game player. My party games are fighting games. I love having some mates over and burning some meat and having a few drinks then jamming some fighting games. Which we take extremely seriously, because that's fun.
OCD is not a disability. Everybody has some level of OCD. How dare you compare having to touch your nose three times before you pee to somebody who has no hands. Or a nose. Or a peeing organ of any gender.
I love the new game. And the shrines are fun. But they really screwed the pooch by not having dungeons. I don't want to give any spoilers. But there are 4 situations in the game that would have made perfect dungeons. Leading to a 5th even.