Right now the SF4 scene is just trying to see what actually wins, who the best characters are, who the best players are: old school people, the 3s players, CvS2 players, or new players coming from marvel, tekken, doa, smash, etc… To me that is the most interesting angle in SF4, not usa vs japan.
I do see one interesting angle for a 5v5, that would be the players who were playing the arcade version: Cali, Texas, NYC, the other 10 places that had it vs Japan’s arcade players. While I think that would be the best version of the 5v5, it doesnt seem to fit evo. Maybe we could have it the day before at some other location? Maybe japan will fly over for MWC or another event and it can happen there? Maybe it should just be left for SBO to handle?