I’ve been playing SF4 for about a year and a half now and I’m fairly decentish okay but I’ve just passed around 1100 pp without having any knowledge of footsies (which really tells you about the unimportance of points) but reading guides on multiple characters and learning their buttons I ask this. Outside of combos why do I need six buttons when I have 1 that basically does everything? Take dictator for example St.rh is a godlike button that is fast and the longest range normal he has outside of obviously sweep, It anti-airs and is great in footsies so why do I see bisons fucking around with st.mk and st.mp when I can just tape down my rh? Now a not so extreme but still good example is Ryu’s low forward and Vega’s Cr.mp.
tldr why do I need six buttons in footsies when I can use one if its good enough.