Complete noob to SSF4, thinking of maining Viper

I have the opposite experience thus far: while I am indeed losing most of my matches, I’m learning more and more about what my opponents are doing than when I was using Ryu. Because you can’t take as much damage with Viper as Ryu, you have to become better at defense even when you’re on the offensive.

well thats pretty much what im going thru, you have to be way more attentive as Viper because everything freaking HURTS