Forgive the lack of terminology. What I might be asking for are good footsie characters with long-ranged, safe pokes to throw out but there I’m just throwing out pro words.
My favorite characters always seem to be rushdown or mix-up people, but I think style-wise I would benefit from playing more lame(?), keepaway characters and ones with great range on their normals. I guess Ryu is the typical fighter for the former, but I’d like to try some non-Shoto characters, and for the latter I’d characterize it like Kaijin no Soki from TvC. Not just long range, a balance of range and speed is needed so a beginner like me cannot be punished every time I throw them out.
Maybe Dahlsim and who else?