Maybe I'm growing up but I'm over the stage of getting annoyed by every little thing in Virtua Fighter or fighting games in general. "Realism", or the feel of it, has been my fetish and most of what I thought were my substantiated criticism of the VF5FS design stemmed from it. (edit: I initially didn't want juggling combos nor weak looking strikes to the point were it looks like Eileen is slapping the opponents health away) Nevertheless the more I've thought about it, the more I've realised that I'd be wishing for a totally different game (which is not MMA) and that game would have it's own design issues and considerations, it'd end up being nothing like VF. I don't know about Virtua Fighter's future but I think it's doomed to niche appeal, I don't see the franchise being revived - maybe it could happen 20 years later when I'm in my 40s. On top of that everyone is gonna get irritated because the new team will make changes they don't like.