The shift to Animal Crossing New Horizons Bells older Ike in Smash4 additionally helped to differentiate him Marth. I truly don't know why they made young Ike the default in Ultimate (though I like his young layout better).
Forum-style is honestly much better in some ways. I really hate how smash information is currently distributed in various twitter threads in which you need to adhere to the ideal amount of people to even get and then you can't read or get decent longform discussion. Looking for older information on twitter is also a massive pain in the ass.
I was around when the Brawl dojo was something and recall a great deal of the negativity from Brawl's hayday. The biggest turnaround for me has ever been Subspace, it had been widely loathed back in the day but now it seems hot.
Folks are always the same but the context varies. Back then, we did not have the history of nintendo and nintendo universes clashing as we do now. Back then folks will see both completely different genres and be hesitant about cross overs. Of course we view it as absurd now but perhaps back then we'd see it with care.
Something you'll notice very fast in the event that you seem is that it was never on the swords, they simply needed their sword fighter. The clearest case in point is people pleading for Dante because he is a cool edgy character and putting down the sword fighters we all get since they are anime, which is bad and helpless because it is anime.
As a Dante supporter, I truly dont like that he is the move to choice for everyone to call a"swordfighter". Yes he's a sword, but it is not his only method of combating; he uses firearms, transforms into a fanatic, even has a motorcycle and guitar, etc.. He is a lot more diverse than every swordfighter we've gotten (such as Byleth, which they tried and made her a really unique fighter). Only like 5 of his motions utilize the sword, all his various weapons have about equivalent usage. Dante is way animal crossing new horizons bells for sale beyond being a swordfighter, and would be a great and very distinctive character in Smash.