It's pretty bad, not Melee bad, but there's never going to be a cast of newcomers to top Brawl. Brawl's was flawless.
Brawl's was a lot of boring choices. We expected Dedede, Wario, Meta Knight, Diddy Kong, explicitly. The only real surprises were R.O.B., Snake, Pokémon Trainer, and Zero Suit Samus.
We expected them, but we wanted those expectations fulfilled and the game delivered. There was no way this game could have matched Brawl's choices but a lot of the choices, though unexpected, did not thrill me at all.
I am thrilled with Duck Hunt, Dr. Mario and Little Mac, which were my three most wanted for this game, but so many of the other choices were just totally lame.