Ok. This is going to be the ONE tier list for CvS2 I want to see on SRK. Seriously. The next person that comes on here and makes a tier thread will get forcefully sodomized by Prince AND the entire Revolution.
Here's my tier list based on what I've seen in Japan and America. Discuss all you want in this thread, I'll make edits to this first posts as things develop. DON'T MAKE ANY MORE TIER THREADS!
several different flavors of Blanka
All the characters in the High-Mid Tier can be (and often are) considered Top Tier among different respected players.
as of 12/02/09:
me: did pz john ever give the japanese players their money
bas: hahah of course no