Originally Posted by Adamant
I ask because I just finished fighting someone who began taunting me because i would start combos with CBD or glacier or fist. I wanna know if I've been playing "Cheap" this entire time. >_>
No. No you haven't. You've been playing fair.
If every character has an overpowered part, then they're all equal and none of them are overpowered. Limiting yourself creates the unfairness.
As has been said, if it works in a tourney, do it. People who whine and ban you from their rooms will never get very far in an actual tourney.
Of course, as has probably become obvious, some people have distorted views of fairness and want a "fairness" that benefits them solely.
Edit: being able to start with melee is a plus, though. knowing when to switch between the two is good as well.