Same here. Finally found one of the NPC teachers and joined the School of Stagger Style which feels like a breath of fresh air & is fun as heck. Bummed it took me so long to find a style that I actually really enjoyed. I really like the Mines cause it no longer has the weird server things going on with areas where sometimes there is no AI or just getting harassed by high level player characters.
I don’t know if they changed the menus but I had no idea you could repair equipment. I can’t seem to remember how to change my move set though. I want to play this more cause it finally feels like the exact thing I had wanted.