On xbox live if you dont control a good opponent from the outset, ANYTHING could happen, this environment demands excellence and careful play. I have to learn ALL my anti air moves because if my opponent gets in ONCE, iam as good as dead. Having to deal with that in EVERY game is demanding and accelerates the leveling up process.
Ive never been in an arcade like xbox live, tick throws were even frowned upon in ST tournaments back in the day.
I get the impression that the japanese arcades may be the only arcades in the world where anything goes.