my philosophy is to play the player, not the game.
for example, most would agree that jumping is a bad idea and generally i’d agree…
against Sang, it’s a terrible idea to jump-in on sang because he’s great at anti-airing and Sagat really punishes with his anti-airs. so i jump very little against Sang.
against Jamie, i jump much much more often because there’s not much Vega can do about it. he has slow normal anti-airs and it doesn’t hurt that much. the reward far outweighs the risk.
i use the same thought process with my wakeup srk. against certain people, they will almost always press buttons on my wakeup so of course i’m going to wakeup srk.
but against thuyet, he always always baits a wakeup srk so its a terrible idea against thuyet.
to limit yourself to one style of play is exactly that, limiting yourself as a player. the best philosophy is no philosophy.
my 2 cents.