I watched some Arcana Hearts but I never actually played it, I think it's out on PSN/XBL for EU now or soon so I might try it
Everytime V-Ryu (regarded one of if not the best Makoto in the world) uploads a video showing OS, character specific combos, setups ect, you can feel Makoto moving up on the tier list. I think she's pretty underrated now. But she's not that scary fullscreen to be honest :p
Grand! I'm still playing Sakura and I was picking up Rose for a while but she's not really that good in AE so I dropped her, not really any point learning a character who doesn't have a good future.
So I tried out Makoto and she's great fun! Making people paranoid with her karakusa is fun and all her oroshi meaty setups are so fun to land apart from people DPing out of it >.>
Since I found the scene in Ireland, I've been taking part in casual sessions and tournaments (I'm staying off them until I get used to offline :p, whole lot more pressure with people watching you play)