I had the opposite reaction. You basically figure out which attack charges your character the fastest and spam that to get to your super, then rinse, repeat. Super shallow, unbalanced gameplay. The zoom outs on some of the levels were annoying because your character can get very small. This has nowhere near the amount of play balance in Super Smash Bros. Not even close. I got this from DDDVD for like $24, and it still felt a little overpriced. $20 is the right price for this deeply flawed game.
when was the last time you played it? there was a huge patch this week that effected every single character, so i feel like they're slowly starting to balance the gameplay so it can be taken more seriously as a fighting game, but it's still tons of fun with a group of friends and worth playing while it's still being polished. sony fired the original developers and now the legendary sony santa monica is in charge of fixing it and they're doing a great job so far on this "deeply flawed game"