@Nightriff: Yeah I'm playing on Hard but honestly that's not why I'm going so slow, I tend to play for a few seconds, get distracted by something else and my seconds of actual gameplay are counted as minutes. I guess it must've added up by now!
Playing offline in tournaments for Persona 4 Arena's kind of ruined playing online for me now. I used to watch Excellent Adventures and all that with Gootecks and Mike Ross and whenever they'd complain I thought they were being unreasonable. Turns out that it's totally justified, once you get used to playing people in person it's really hard not to get angry at lag for fighting games.