Are you a 3rd Strike or CvS2 player?
The “p-groove”-ism seems to me, as a 3S player, absolutely retarded. Considering you can down-parry everything that isn’t a literal overhead or jump attack. And over-heads in the Alpha series are generally really slow and obvious (like Sakura’s and Guy’s).
I mean, wake-up is no longer even a rock-paper-scissors thing. It’s been dumbed down even more to just rock-scissors. You either parry their attack, block, or you get thrown and tech the throw on reaction (which isn’t hard).
The act of parrying isn’t punishable and totally negates a lot of pressure games and rushdown. Throws are easy to tech and aside from the “slam” ones, they do little damage when teched.
I’m not saying it’s overpowered compared to the other -ism’s, but I just feel like it’s stupid. Like, really stupid.