I like how stage designs are getting simpler and more competitive
I blame Namco's involvement... but don't expect there t' be a significant lack of gimmicky stages in the future. I'd bet money Sakurai's just savin' all the zany stages to show for later. Like that Nintendog stage.
I'm serious when I say that the size issue isn't nearly as big of a problem as people think, in my opinion. However, having a stage based off his battle arena hurts his chances as much as it helps them, give or take.