This happened to me last weekend, actually. One of my local friends doesn't play a PS3 at all, but he did have a spare controller to bring over to my house. A little before this, he glanced over at my computer screen and saw that I was looking at these very forums. I was really suprised to hear that he wanted to try this game out, and I was even more suprised to hear that he liked this game after playing a few Versus Matches with me! We kept playing for the whole weekend; that's how fun it was!
So, yeah. I gave you a kudos just like everyone else because this needs to be seen by many.