This thread is to express what we would like in the next iteration of SoulCalibur the most.
I will begin.
One of my favorite aspects of this series is its music.
I very much would like more of this caliber of music (pun intended).
Another thing that would be good for this series is less lewd character customization. Seeing a player-created character with a phallic outfit and a horse head dissuaded me from keeping SoulCalibur V. The styles of the official characters show interesting creativity and the aforementioned user-created content is counter to them. It is as if the developers let relaxed their inhibitions when making that stuff.
About mechanics, armor breaking and parry should stay, though I preferred the Soul Calibur IV system more in regards to the latter because it has the potential for more dynamic matches whereas parries in V allow much more time for counter-attacks for a victory.