You don’t seem to understand that “cheap” is nonexistent, no matter what angle you come from.
There is skilled, average, and unskilled. When the unskilled start thinking “cheapness” exists, they get demoted to suck. When the suck start actively trying to convince bystanders that thier loss was the direct cause of “cheapness,” they get demoted again to stupid mall scrub. That’s the bottom of the totem pole.
Doing repeated Kaiser Waves against K or P Groove is far from cheap. It’s slow enough to Parry or JD on reaction. Every time Rugal winds back one more time, you Parry or JD one more hit to a maximum of three total hits. Rugal dies if he trys this to any average or skilled player in K or P. I’ll go out on a limb and say even an unskilled player would kick his ass. Suck and Stupid Mall Scrub lose horribly to this though.
Are you calling all tourney play cheap? As in, the entirety of Evolution is cheapness? If you are, you’re a retard and you don’t know how to play SF.
Sakura’s dive kick does not have instant recovery. It has the same recovery as Cammy’s Cannon Strike. The trick is to catch the opponent’s sprite low enough so that the recovery matches the blockstun animation forced on the opposing sprite. For meter building, you jump back and cancel the peak of your jump coming forward, so that you stay in the same place and leave yourself at less risk of being hit while doing so. Second, the CC is not an instant kill - It is to P and K Groove specifically because of the size of the guard crush meters and lack of ability to Alpha Counter. Even then, blocked, the CC does 55% damage (on average). That’s not instant kill, that’s half your life. Since you’re a retard if you pick a Groove that instantly gets countered by A Sak, that’s not cheap, that’s stupid. You pick a Groove that has Alpha Counter, or Guard Cancel Roll.
I reiterate: If you think cheapness exists in a game like CvS2, you’re a retard and you can’t play it. Bottom line.