Actually re-installed MKX recently to play with a friend and remembered how much fun it is. Not sure I want to support WB games anti-PC crusade anymore but I can't say no to free, will give it a try. Hope this isn't a mess.
I just finished a match playing as Leatherface and I saw Triborg available as well, so the characters are unlocked. I have a 200mbps connection, and my match felt like a local multiplayer match. It took a bit to find a connection though, with the lack of people. It first searched my local area, then nearby, then worldwide IIRC. I'll probably be getting it when it's available.
edit: intros still have Q-Loc and High Voltage listed, fyi
Cheers, thanks for the replies. I was just wondering if it would be worth it to get the OG version now in hopes that there will be some kind of "make-good" and it'll either be a free upgrade (not holding my breath) or have a hefty discount at least (holding my breath a little).