Waste of time? Since when has playing OoT or SSB been a waste of time on the N64 even now?!?!?
Sounds like you haven't been to a tournament or fought against good people nearby and far. Ganondorf - who do u think outweighs Ganondorf in speed and range? I'd say either Samus or Link can beat him easily. You sound like my cousin - he was very easy to beat all I had to do was constantly wavedash and mix it up with dashdances and shield grabs and bam! - he was defeated. This skill is called mindgames.
Might as well learn them as much as possible on Melee so that when I get brawl I can easily transfer my skills onto the new game.