Lil late to this party but I wanna add my 4 cents:
The difference for me between a Scrubquote and an otherwise legit grievance is a scrub would try to discredit a game, game mechanic, or ruleset from a position of ignorance or covering for his short comings; while a reasonable complaint comes from a place of understanding how the game works and explaining why it’s not his cup of tea or how the game may possibly be undermining its own general design.
I have a lot of issues with Marvel 3, but my re-purchase a few months ago shows that I can look past some questionable (“imo”) design choices. But what really gets me, and what had me retire the game for four years, was a lack of a burst mechanic. I argued years ago that burst should have been added in Ultimate as an alternate XF activation. I personally saw no reason to not add this. And its inclusion in the completely useless H&H mode was a slap in my face that made me drop the game. Yes, Marvel is zany. Yes, you will get eaten up by certain combos. Yes, it’s kinda supposed to be this way (an argument I find banal but w/e). I still otherwise love the game as a product and concept. But not having burst, a burst with an obvious cost and utility, was something I personally found baffling.
Now: Am I being scrubby here? Am I covering for my losses? What if I well understand that I can be bursted from a win? Would I be Scrubquoted or would that start an actual convo?
These are things I think we can all think about when roasting scrubs. And for the most part, it’s pretty easy to do so. You don’t get too many cases where it’s nuanced to this point. But again, there’s no harm in being slightly more surgical before putting somebody on blast.