Btw, with sabertracesaberfirst 0 and Saberdamagescale 2 I find most swings to be deadly if landed on the non-blocking areas of an unshielded foe.
People who say a move is "useless" usually just haven't gotten the timing down. Ditto for "Unstoppable" moves, which usually have more than one counter.
It just takes time and patience to learn the differences between this game and JK2 (whatever version you played). That's to be expected since this is a sequel...
And I'm NOT dissing your post in any way, it was well done, I just wanted to throw my opinion in here. ; )