Managing an Arcade and Owning one are two very different things.
Yeah, I wanted the place to do well. But it didnt effect me much if the week was low. I was a grunt making Namco the big bucks, payed way too little for the insane amount of work I was expected to do.
And actually, I love a good fighting game. I love most of them.. from SFII series, MK 1 thru 3, Tekken III, Killer Instinct, and more.
Why wouldnt I like a good fighter? They actually provide a good challenge. Had it not been for the fighters... the arcades would have folded 10x earlier.
The problem was, is that was all there was. Either cloned fighters, mindless baby drivers, and gun games. Nothing too innovative or different. Everything became horribly generic and boring... and so people were not drawn to want to return as often as possible.