I dont really mind the lack of manual lock-on so much since the combat seems to be buildt around auto lock-on, for better or worse. I DO however miss taunting greatly, like to many it became a second nature after executing a combo, theres just something missing in the combat because of it. I wish they would just map it to select instead of the inventory that noone uses, or atleast give us an option to overwrite it like they allowed us to do with every other button and action. Also, Im not a fan of the style meter permanently staying on a rank thought the entire encounter unless you get hit. Though, these two features could easly be fixed or patched in after release if it wasnt for the bullcrap reasons for theyr exclusion. Atleast making taunts unlockable after finishing the story would be somewhat acceptable, if a bit backhanded, but hey, atleast they would be in after dealing with all the drama thats going on with the story, AKA F**k you and Juliet.