Why am I talking about DOA5's tournament rules at all? Mainly because it doesn't strike me as an issue. Which is unfortunate as the way it was presented will surely bring out the rock throwing Gamergaters without upping player counts.
That aside, Soulcalibur V had a good turnout at Winterbrawl and there were some fun matches as well as some enraging ones. I'll never stop encouraging people to go to a tournament or two. It's too much fun.