It seems that one of Gouken’s main weaknesses is creating openings for landing damage. He excels at punishing, but I often find it very difficult to create openings when playing a skilled opponent that knows Gouken’s tricks.
Even when utilizing some of Gouken’s mixup options to create an opening, if the opponent is familiar with what Gouken is capable of, and how to exploit this your options become very limited.
I often wonder if much of the success I have had playing Gouken is a result of my opponents not knowing the matchup due to the low number of people who play him.
Any insight on this topic or advice for creating openings is welcome and appreciated.