Reminds me of playing Street Fighter 3: Third Strike at the arcade at my university. Once while I was doing some single-player someone came along and inserted his quarters and we went a match. He clearly outclassed me, but he made sure that we both got our money's worth. (the machine was set for the best of five or six rounds when playing head-to-head). When we were done, I turned to him and said "Good match."
Suffice it to say, I don't much care for the cabinets that are back-to-back. I like being able to turn to my opponent after a win or loss (in my case, almost certainly a loss), smile or shake his or her hand, and tell them that it had been fun.
I really like this piece. Brings back some good memories.