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"
Last game I played on it was last week. I might give it another go if the patch makes any progress on balancing the wildly unbalanced characters. Still, I can't see paying more than $20 to be a Sony guinea pig on this.