This is an issue which constantly perplexes me.
I see on many game boards gamers not only hoping, but DEMANDING for Japanese VA to be left in place. Just in case you didn't know, I don't understand Japanese, and the sad thing is, neither do the majority of these people demanding for the "superior" Japanese VA.
Personally, I would like to be able to actually UNDERSTAND what is being said in the game, as compared to hearing random words I cannot understand in the slightest.
It really annoys me how so many "gamers" try to be elitests by claiming Japanese VA is better. Sure, sometimes it is "better", but understandable? No.
I simply find this a crazy debate to even have to have with people. Of course the developer is going to change the VA to English, the vast majority of American gamers would actually avoid games that only had Japanese VA, and leaving Japanese VA in is a strain on disc space.
Please, someone explain to me what is so great about playing a game in a language you cannot understand.
As for importing, I also find this a vexing issue. Example, I was on board for some Japanese RPG, don't even remember which one any more, and asked if it would come to the states. Someone said "Well if it doesn't, just import it, duh!"
WTF? I mean, I don't know about you, but I'd rather play a game I don't have to buy a JAPANESE SYSTEM for, and a game I can understand the storyline in is highly preferential.
Does anyone understand this lunacy?