I have waited long for this moment. I would like to point out that the Tanuki Suit, an item first obtainable in the Mushroom House in world 4 (behind the warp pipe closest to 4-1, behind a rock that requires a Magic Hammer), is a bunch of crap.
First and foremost, it is rare to find Tanuki Suits, and Tanuki Mario just...feels vulnerable. You have the security of being able to soft land, but by the time you get to Big Island (world 4), soft landing is complicated by enemy placement. A lot. Like, all the time. And it's not like it's a Leaf; they don't appear every day (world 6 has a lot but that's even less likely to be a world where you don't get hit). The point is, the Tanuki Suit is so rare and acts just like the Raccoon Suit, with one exception (I'll get to it), but is as easy to lose, and much harder to get back.
Add to that, secondly, that the "Pound the Ground" move (the first, I think) pressing v + B in the air, causing Tanuki Mario to turn into Statue Mario, is quite valuable if used right (stomping Pirhana Plants is possible, I thought? Also Roto Discs), and you add to the perceived value of the Suit. This makes the player even more frustrated to lose it, which (unless you happen to be Statue Mario, which you cannot remain for long) is as vulnerable as Raccoon Mario, and you have basically what amounts to a pain in the butt that I'd rather save inventory space on to stock Stars and Hammer Suits (because whatever problems the Hammer Suit has, it just kicks ass to be able to ruin Bowser Donkey Kong style to that music).
My gracious, this makes me feel like doing everything I just said...big sigh.