Recently, I blew the dust off my wii and stuck in Smash Brothers (Melee of course.. ) and strung up a match. But it was against 4 level 1 computers will all items on. I had some fun.
Then I went to go face a level 9 computer to brush up on my skills. But the items were left on accidentally.
That added a whole field of gameplay. I had to doge incoming items and whatnot. Scizor is a mean son-of-a-gun! But I had a bit more fun playing with items than I did without. And it was harder.
So it got me thinking. I used to be one of those guys who said, "HAha. Losers. Items are only for goof-off matches. It takes skill to fight without them."
When in actuallity when I look at it, it just adds more dangers. More challenges. More stuff to watch out for. Because each item you have to learn how to defend against. Each item you have to learn how to wield effectively. Pretty much the only one that's a bit cheap is the "Togepi darkness" one. The comptuers see right through the darkness. That hard even with a level 1 computer!
So, are you one of those people that are for, or against items for serious matches. Not just goof-offs.