You're completely right.That's basically my understanding.
I just wish I knew what this hypothetical great fighting game is that people who complain about MK11 keep seeming to compare MK11 to.
I mean, show me a fighting game, any fighting game, and you'll find some kind of balance issue, some kind of move that can be spammed for a win, bad character matchups, 50/50 situations, whatever people want to complain about. If you look hard enough to can find flaws in anything. NRS could do all the patches people want, and it will never be good enough.
A cheap move here, a cheap move there is normal. That's Scorpion for you. But look at Sonya...I can live with the zoning, I can live with the mixups...but why the damage? All they would have to do is nudge it down a bit and she'd still be top tier, but a bit more fair. Just seems like it's a little out of place.