you contradicted yourself by saying… “i’m way better ~ don’t know how to use specials ~ wins against friends”
are your friends top players? are they good players? do they even know how to play decently? wins against people who just know the buttons and can throw fireballs don’t even count. You might as well play the computer.
And as said…
if you want to play for fun, the whole idea of learning low tiers is to learn them and have fun with them. Don’t expect a lot of wins though. If you want to play and WIN, you need to pick winning characters, not “aww man I want to pick who I like to use because I’m super cool fiyah-ballz!”
It’s possible to win with low tiers, but you’re not going to be able to pick your three favorites, and have them work well together. My favorite characters are Spiderman, Sentinel, Servbot… They dont’ work well together, so I have different teams that I use with them. Rarely do they see the same team. It’s just how this game works. Team dynamics + god tiers = good teams and wins. Team dynamics in top level play is much more important however than tiers. As seen with Duc winning Evolution with Spiral.