is this infact the hardest character to main , to win against an opponent of equal or greater skill you have to make use of all he has just to give you an equal footing due to his lack of health and inability to combo too ultra to name but two of the reasons
Akuma has so much to learn more so than any other character ive seen ,bar seth , more ways to counter or more ways to fuck up as not all can be used in every matchup the rest is up to how you preform in a match.He can beat every character if used properly but isnt overpowered in any matchups.
Sure other characters have bad matchups but akuma users seem to face the same problem in every match that is,
the need to combo from situations that most characters wouldnt and reach the max damage [were a ken could simply hp to ex srk for the same/more damage] , they cant just ultra of shoryuken or headbutt, this ultra requires matchup knowledge to use and not just a juggle system
Im sure i could be wrong and perhaps even right for reasons other than what i have stated [of which im sure there are many ] are akuma players on equal standing with the rest or is more required of them?