F.A.N.G does slightly less damage than Dhalsim does off his basic combos, but that’s not considering the poison effect. c.HP counter, c.HP, MP Yoga Blast does 253 or so. s.HK, s.HP, HP Sotoja does 241 and up to 291 if Poison lasts full duration.
So I think they probably based his damage to be around Dhalsim’s level, which sounds fair to me on paper. They both have similar game plans, where they want to zone until they find that opportunity to pressure.
I would like F.A.N.G’s damage to go up a bit as well. More specifically, I’d like the poison to be a bit stronger, but I could see how he could get out of hand if they weren’t very careful.
We all know it can be frustrating to chip away at someone, only for them to bulldoze their way in eventually and kill us in seconds, but those times shouldn’t happen often. We have all the tools we need to make them work for their win, and to get the win ourselves. We can’t have comparable damage AND strong zoning.
And we still have so, so much left to learn. Gotta keep a positive attitude :).