Am I the only one that could never get into any of the Smash games? I discovered the series on the Gamecube, but wasn't my cup of tea. People who think Smash will dethrone Mario Kart 8 Deluxe believe it will do so because they believe it's the "bigger" franchise, or because they say Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is just a port? Personally, I don't see the appeal to Smash but I guess I'm in the minority. Mario Kart is the ultimate party game for me. It's the only game everyone can pick up and play at social gatherings, that doesn't require reading, let's everyone have their turn in a reasonable amount of time, and that is just immensely fun.
I tried twice to get into Smash. The first time was at my cousins house with Super Smash Bros. Melee. Sure he beat the crap out of me but I felt no appeal playing that game.
Few years later I borrowed from a friend Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I gave it around four hours but I got so bored playing that game. Since then I never touched any game of the series, but I am still happy for those who enjoy it.