I actually agree, I have noticed that since they :nerfed" him lol they have taken a pretty hefty chunk of things out. But, on the flip side it seams like they have increased the speed on many other things. And now in my opinion his jump in poke jump out game has actually gotten better. Sad face thought that now his wake ups are a slight bit slower.
I will still use ryu in AE, the changes are good and bad, only feels different, is still a great character, and you can still win with it