Although I agree that melee is faster and more intense. I find it hard to get into a game that even at a competitive level people SD at least once a game. :-/
Some of the things you can do in melee are pretty intense though, I remember it was a tournament game Mojo or Mofo vs Hax where ness thunder jacketed and it pretty much guaranteed the game funny to watch the other person try to not touch the ness.
I also find it silly that 90% of games in melee are played with 4 characters in the top tier (Fox, Falco, jigglypuff and sheik... and usually a marth or Cpt Falcon) In brawl though we have had winners from all the way to bottom tier since Lucas just recently won Xanadu (Small competition but it was against pinkfresh and logic, which is top lucas verse one of the top olimars) If you go to norway their finals have ganondorf verse ganondorf and he is bottom of everything. In major competitions I guess you have only as low as high tier winning (ZSS - Salem, Nick riddle et cetera) still I see more versatility in SSBB than in SSBM.
In Japan you have Pit and fox in high tier and they win from time to time. Everything in Japan is better though so... yeah.