The “chat” as in the predefined texts are limited in scope but not much different than our own vocabulary - we know maybe like only 20% of the English language on average.
So my question is, since SF is a game of direct communication between two people; how engaging is the chat for you?
Personally I regard it as an essential part of the game, especially if it’s a 2-man lobby.
In my opinion there is almost nothing more disrespectful than a silent opponent in small lobbies - it’s not everyday you feel like “chatting” but in general I would say it’s disrespectful not to utter any words in between matches.
Just now I had a fun conversation with someone in SFV where he beat me 3-0 in three “First to 5s”, and I said “I gotta go”, etc., and he uttered the lines of the likes of Zangief and Juri - “My iron-body is invincible, so beware!” and “Which part of you should I break first” in his euphoria of three consecutive wins, whereby I finished the conversation with the, if I say so myself, brilliant “I’m not very fond of conflict”.