Yeah, players should have an animation where they can run after you and still attack you if close enough.
I'm pretty happy with the current combat system.... I would just like to see more player/environment interaction. For example... I'd like the ability to actually move when in combat, like I "push" my opponent forward as I attack him. I'd also like some moves where I can jump off a wall and attack my opponent from there... and also some praries if someone attacks you from your back.
Of course I reallyze how hard it would be to get the animations right for this, AND how highly unlikelly it is that they would put something like this in-game. But still, it would be nice...