Vampire Savior creates a lot of flame wars around here, so just ignore him. Most of his posts end up just saying “x character sucks because i hate him”. He thinks because he likes a few things about a few characters, it makes them higher in tier. Makoto’s options >>>>> Remy’s. The japanese know their tiers. Tiers are about the character and not the player.
Real players make any character good, so it doesn’t matter. Tiers have already been discussed so many times, it’s disgusting. Basically it ends up saying that Chun/Ken/Yun has the biggest advantage, Makoto/Urien/Dudley/Oro are close, and everybody else is pretty well balanced. But hell, it’s a pretty damned balanced game, so it doesn’t really mean anything. Most tourney players will just pick one of those aforementioned characters just to make those 50/50 situations slightly in their favor, and I don’t blame 'em. If you’re in a tournament, you’re going for the wins, not the esteem of playing Sean.
Edit: if you actually DO win consistently with Sean or 12, you immediately earn my respect, though. …and no, not against the computer. Against DECENT comp.