I'm a Peach main, so by default an Armada fanboy so I'm very happy about that. I do agree that Nairo should have been there. I do wonder if the Melee players are there just to cash a check or if the new Smash game is closer to Melee than Smash 4 was.
I haven't thought about that possibility, but I find it hard to believe that Sakurai would purposely make a game similar to melee. I think that is something that fans would have to discover after we have the full game. Would be interesting though.