I don't care about the story mode that much, and I don't believe the game will suffer if the story is lame. Whats more imporntant is a complete launch, good amount of game modes and of course large selection of base roster of fighters, among other things.
True but most people like a bit of it of story. I don't know so much about the other fighting games but I all I do know that the story also was a big contributor to the slow start of the launch and missing characters like Sakura was missing from story mode to. Plus it also came sort of late after they added the first batch of characters hopefully when they have everybody set of the launch hopefully we see everybody.