I finally got my first GM! Had a bit of a kerfuffle around 700, too, nearly did me in with nerves & slowed me down quite a lot. The S9 on there was from back in July, when I was playing on keyboard. The cat jumped on me around level 300 & slowed me down quite a bit. The next week I switched to stick, and, well, I've literally never played anything with a Japanese arcade stick before. Took some getting used to, but I'm finally proficient enough to beat the game for real. Now to go for a sub-12 time!