Well, I'm glad we had an american in SF 5 top 8. It's not the one we all expected, but it was the one we didn't know we wanted. I think the ESPN 2 broadcast was a lot better for it, having someone to follow. If it was just all asian top 8 the broadcast would probably have not been as interesting. Looking forward to see how he does in future tournaments and if Joe can make Capcom Cup.
Edit= Fun fact:Apparently people in the japanese stream were referring to LI Joe as "the main character"
also, here is the espn 2 broadcast if people are interested http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2834908
it has a lot more of the crowd audio and interviews, which I think makes it worth a watch