I read that "read this first" post and didn't really see a Mai thread in there. so I guess I'll start one.
some things to say:
most people think (I used to as well) Mai's far standing HP is her best anti air. I just found today her standing LK actually works even better (even though it might not be as much damage). higher priority and can beat more moves (as well as more angles jump ins). also it doesn't 'transform' into another move when close, making it more reliable.
question: any good regular combos for her? i usually use jump in HK, cr.HP -> ryu en bu (flame move). 4 hits if the jump in is deep, 3 otherwise. pretty nice damage i think. if cr.HP is blocked i cancel into HP fan instead, to prevent punishment. (blocked ryu en bu gets punished bad)
also any good super combos? i realized close st.HP or st.HK can be comboed into either super of her. anything else?
also is there any use for her air super? to be honest i just remembered she has an air super today... never used it since the first day.