I don't think I would get hatemail, as I always play Spike, Toro, or PaRappa. --- Love: Kid Icarus, Zelda, Kirby, Pokemon, Sonic (Blaze), SpongeBob, MLP (Fluttershy!) Don't let those sour notes bring you down!
I question just how much belt rank really means. My brother faced the number 5 ranked player in the world in ranked around 5A EST today (a Nariko), and I wasn't impressed. The Nariko won, but it was really the same stuff I've seen from countless other Narikos, only with more rolling and less blades out of the ground. I was extremely surprised at the player's poor use of her L3. It's possible the player was tired, distracted or maybe laggy (he/she didn't appear laggy on our end though). We were both looking forward to seeing what the upper echelon of this game looks like and both came away disappointed after watching that Nariko.