I always felt that the defender should have to break with the same input as the attacker. Sadly, that has never been the case.(unrelated?) but i always believed that to escape a combo hold you had to press the correct direction + grab (thats what ive always done since doa2) to escape. but recently ive just been pressing grab to escape combo holds and its worked =/ has that always been the case? seems a bit harsh on the attackers.
On Mila: She has the worst animations, most boring fighting look and eye-rolling throw set-ups in the game. If they're totally revamping her with some new animations and tactics I'm all for it.