@jewunit: The game totally gives you the tools you need. Don't know how to put it more simply than that...it teaches you how to play it quite effectively. Hope you enjoy it!
TTT2 is an awesome fighter. One of my favorites out now for sure. The footsies game is so fun. I love how important movement is although I never got good at KBDing or anything like that. I also have issues with throw breaks in this game. Not an issue but the biggest hurdle to a newcomer I found.
My only problems with the game are the rage mechanic and infinite stages. The former is a silly comeback mechanic which feels out of place in such a fundamentals game as this where you could earn your comeback more with clean play. The latter take away stage positioning which I like a lot about 3-D fighters.
Y'know, I never had a huge problem with Rage. I'm not too fond of comeback mechanics in general, but I hardly noticed Rage. I was never losing a match and came back thanks to Rage or had an opponent make a crazy comeback thanks to it.
It's definitely no X-Factor.