Yo, Fatboy. I hear you. I would like you to know that several years ago, when I decided to give SF a try long after the omnipresent-arcade years, as I found out CPS-1 SF was dead, this place caught me, with amazing players and posters helping others “just because.” Nohoho, Graham, Kuroppi, NKI, Jimmy Bones, djfrijoles, and of course you. While most of the OG SRK looked toxic and hostile, this place looked like a tight group of nice people with one thing in common: love for traditional SF. You inspired me to eventually stop lurking and post, eventually helping others, too.
Much has changed since more than 10 years ago, when SF4 was unthinkable and MvC2 was the one main game in the western FGC, the hype monster. I’ve made several friends, both off and online, and I consider you one of them. Would you ever visit Brazil - you should - please let me know. I’ll at least help you maintain your figure with a Brazilian barbecue!
PS: I will also leave it here than NH2 was also a major inspiration. He lives in our hearts.