Which do you prefer?
A fighter that has around 12-20 characters, but excellent sprite work, sound, almost perfect balance, and being accessible to just about anyone. I.E. Garou and Street Fighter 3.
A fighter that has around 40-50 characters, but the sprites are re-used and starting to show their age, balance is broken, and an intricate system that isn’t so accessible? I.E. KOF 02 and MVC2.