I went to Japan 7 years ago. After a lifetime of lusting after the imaginary version of Japan found in American media I was so excited to go to the arcades, and then was scared shitless by how amazing literally every single person was at every game.
I ended up only playing one game, Pokken, and after barely losing by button mashing (and clearly frustrating my opponent because despite my obvious lack of skill/strategy it was a close match) I didn’t play another game.
I still went to a bunch of other arcades, just to marvel at the talent on display. I guess what I’m trying to say is this sucks.