Adapt or die. Don't be one of those babies that quits the game because their character got nerfed. If you want to only play top tier just pick a new top tier.
This is fucking hilarious coming from you. Not long ago, you were in here just losing your shit over Raven and Chipp. Instead of adapting yourself, you just cried for nerfing.
We're complaining about jumping dust now? Really?
However, I think you're wrong about some other stuff too. Ravens normals are virtually unchallengable too
he has the best normals in the game on the ground and in the air.
Uh. No. His air normals are quite good, but Millia, Chipp, Elphelt, Bedman and Jam all have scarier air normals. As for ground normals? They're also good, but by no means the best. I'd put Sol, Ky, Elphelt, Venom, Chipp, Johnny and Jack-O clearly above him in that regard.
Any hit he gets leads into a knockdown and then you have to guess (even off a so-called "bad" knockdown his pressure forces you to guess, and off a good knock down you literally guess high/low).
First off, he does not get a knockdown from everything. Those "bad" knockdowns aren't even scary. A lot of that pressure isn't real, test it in the lab.
His "proper" knockdown game is legit scary, but that doesn't bother me.
He has the best fireball in the game and can play a solid keepaway, his neutral in general is really amazing. He's every bit as good as some of those characters you mentioned above. He's basically a turbo-charged version of Ky; Ky with a command grab, wayy better conversions, way better mixups, better neutral/normals, an invincible forward dash, ans a better fireball. His trade off is slightly worse defensive options, yet he still has one of the best metered reversals in the game.
It's kinda funny that you think he's a turbocharged Ky, when Ky straight up beats him in the matchup. Raven also struggles with Sol and Chipp if I'm not mistaken.
You're still not mentioning his mobility issues; lacking a proper airdash is a huge deal in a lot of matchups, especially if he gets cornered. He also doesn't hit very hard at all, especially compared to pre-nerf Elphelt, Johnny and Zato (who would probably kill you if they touched you twice). Obviously damage isn't everything, but obscene damage and amazing neutral is why those three were retarded, and why I think the comparison between Rev2 Raven and those characters is just silly.
Not to add that this is all on the game's most simple character. It's just really fucking dumb, and like I said, it's bad design. If he had all that but required eddie execution then I literally wouldn't give a fuck
Okay, so everyone's on the same page now. It's literally just the salt talking.