"...No rule should be specifically applied to favor one style over the other IMO."
i agree again, but like i said, there are many rules that do favor striking. quicker standups due to "inactive" ground is one of them. very subjective and usually favors the striker in most cases. curran vs yoshida is a good example of that. jeff has a great guard and it took a lot for baret to pass, but because he wasn't "peppering" jeff in the process, they get stood up immediately after the pass. if someone is mounted and can hold a fighter in place, stalling long enough, they're stood up. all of these stand-ups, but if fighters are inactive on their feet, it's not started on the ground. so by agreeing w/ you, i disagree.