I haven't had the time to play against anyone lately, but i sat down the other day, watching some replays in Tekken 4. And my expression, when analysing my own style of play, is that i lack this patience. That, and lots of knowledge.
Lots of times, when i end up in what you describe as the "distance-phase" i start an offensive. Other times i pull out these distance-tactics in medium-range. And so forth.
- My true power lies in my offensive play. My knowledge is too lacky to play in this defensive way. All though you make your counter-defensive strat' sound so damn reliable!
- How troublesome! :p