@GunstarRed: if you're gonna get into a fighting game, then yea you really shouldn't miss it at launch. it's the best time because everyone's still learning and joining too late means most people are done with it, leaving the much better players there. i always found that to be a huge problem if you're trying to learn the game (unless you have friends to train with).
oh, and i didn't know you were on PS3! what's your ID?!