ok, basically, guile is not useless at scrub level. even at high level he is useable. to me and you, guile will probably always be a viable character choice. it’s at the top, top level he’s just not good enough.
shit damage. even if your opponent makes a mistake, guile can’t punish it to the extent that more than 50% of the cast could.
900 stun. this would be acceptable if his flash kick had high priority like it did before. a lot of the cast’s normals beat it or trade with it. guile can’t punish the trade, unlike sagat or ryu. remember he’s only got 2 special moves. if one of them is gimped, the other one does tiny damage (sonic boom), then guile does have serious flaws. yes, his normals slightly make up for it, but even these are weak in the damage department.
the ultra. the top characters in the game also have the best ultras. either it’s easy to hit, comboable or has huge damage if it connects. abel, viper, sagat, balrog, ryu, ken, rufus, seth, chun li, gouken, cammy, gen, sakura and a couple of others have combo into ultra. some have more than 5 ways to combo it. some with big damage too.
seth’s is ridiculously easy to hit even without comboing it. it then sets up a potentially massive combo afterwards.
akuma’s might be hard to hit, but it’s still better than guile’s, plus it does huge damage.
zangief’s & blanka’s do absurd damage too.
dhalsim has a million setups for his.
honda has an amazing super which sort of makes up for his lack of ultra. honda’s ultra does very good damage if it connects though.
m.bison technically has a way to combo into his one. he also has a great focus attack and no down back charge for his ultra, which makes it an easier to hit and more viable choice than guile’s.
i’d say the only characters on the game with a worse ultra are fei long, rose and vega. oh look, they are all low tier too! which proves the original theory.
1 frame links. play as guile for 3 months. learn his combo strings. then, see how many times you get shoryuken’d/ultra’d out of them.
if guile gets a good ultra, a working flash kick and some more damage, he will be a beast in super street fighter 4. he wont be broken, just good. it’s up to the developers if they want a good guile in the game or not. only time will tell.