Honestly USFIV in its current state is way more boring and less competitive than its predecessors. At least in Arcade Edition you felt like you were still strong. USFIV, all it did was nerf and reduce the game even more except with a few buffs for the shitty tier characters, however the game just feels like an overall weaker version of Vanilla SFIV, SSFIV, SSFIV:AE.
We should actually be allowed to play Edition Select online and in tourneys now!! what’s the deal?? They said they were you consider adding Edition Select for Endless Mode! It’s not fair.
And tourneys haven’t yet opened up to the awesome dream matches and variety of matchups we would get. I mean look at CvS2. That game was full of variety and excitement from all the diverse grooves, matchups, technical differences and how selecting a groove can completely change a character in positive or negative ways.
Yoshinori Ono was right, it’s more fun picking cheap and strong characters rather than weak and supremely ‘nerf balanced’