S-kill has in his old column that 3S was not his taste due to the parry system destroying some of the tension with the paper/scissors/rock and boring turtling he considered the game to devolve into. I remember there were a lot of people who vehemently defended 3S on that thread when the articles got reposted.
Since the 3S scene has been building in the US and internationally since the end of EVO 2003, and still seems to be going strong(record number of international teams in SBO2007), it seems that many of the preconcieved criticisms of the game were untrue, especially about the matches becoming boring to watch at high level play.
BTW how many of the OG Cali players still play 3S regularly? I recall Calipower came out of ‘retirement’ to bust a few heads. What about Apoc? And Afrocole?
Hmm looks like this post has turned into another one of my senile old man ramblings.