I feel like a fool for not knowing about this now, but I just tested with a friend and it seems impossible to tick into SPD from a blockstring if the other guy is reversal DPing after every hit you do. This might sound like old news to most of you, but I actually thought the SPD would grab before the Dragon Punch came out.
I also thought that if I finished my blocked B’n’B on someone who is mashing DP’s would prevent them from getting their reversal out. This still works on people that you know are holding up to not get thrown though, because the crouching short will catch them.
It does not make ticking obsolete versus characters with DP’s, but it will change the way I see some match-ups for sure.