So I actually just recently got into the DOA scene and honestly, I think it's absolutely amazing. I have always liked DOA in general but never really knew how to get into it competitively. That is, until I found KiT. I actually entered KiT for Smash4 but ended up getting way more invested into DOA due to the people I met, the matches I watched, and just the atmosphere I felt while I was there. First off, people are super helpful when trying to learn about the game. I actually sat down with another player for like 30 minutes before pools and he taught me so much about how tournaments are run and how to use mechanics and environments for combos. Stuff I never would have noticed as quickly on my own. I also joined a DOA discord and members there know quite a few things and they have a channel all about helping players get better which is fantastic. The mechanics of the game and the matches that are born out of these mechanics are some of the best things, in my opinion, that can happen in a fighting game. I strongly believe DOA has the best mechanics to promote adaptation and strong fundamentals. The adaptation I watched throughout the games at KiT just proved that even more so to me and the hype had me on the edge of my seat for some sets. The atmosphere was also one of the most chill things I have ever felt. Coming from the smash scene, which can be a bit uninviting at times, the environment here was super chill and welcoming. I also learned about the competitive Facebook page and this website through players there so shout out to everyone who was super chill and I'm looking forward to my time in this community.
TL;DR: This community is straight balller and I know I'm gonna have a fun time.