WOW… I wish I could quote everyone because you all make points that I would like to address , but since I can’t I’ll try to give more detail about my style of play.
I don’t play in any offline tournaments. I’m strictly online, and you are seriously slow if you think there is no serious competition there. I can find videos of Diago getting his ass handed to him online. I don’t need tourneys to validate my skill level. I’m content with the competition online.
I never had a problem selecting a main. Seth was always my main for like a year. I got bored with him, and especially frustrated with his stamina in Super.
Being that tournaments are not in my future and I have no desire to go “Pro” my style is tailored for online.
I’ve got close to 2k matches under my belt. I know the match ups. I know who trumps who. I like to play a number of styles, from rush down, to defensive, to straight up turtleling.
If you notice, I have no charge charters in my stable. They are not for me. I don’t randomly pick up new characters, I pick up chars that play to my strength in one particular area.
T.Hawk (alt Zangief) - Juggernaut, high defense. I use him for OP’s that I know are better than me. They can take a lot of punishment, and make mistakes while I analyze my OP’s strengths and weaknesses/tendencies.
Cody - Great turtle character with good strength and punishing combos. I use him on OP’s that are easy to cross up, and AA.
Ken - Great all around character. Can rush down or play defensive.
Seth - More tools than any character. Shits on Rufus, Boxer, Ibuki and Zangief.
Abel - Beats even good players with the same 2 moves. Great rush down character.
Sagat - Do I really have to explain?
I’m basically collecting characters that fill certain needs. It’s totally impractical for someone who wants to be a tourney player, but in endless battle I can go on a 15-20 or so win streak easy. Not saying you can’t do that with one char. I’ve done it in ranked and endless with Cody and T.Hawk. I could be A rank with Hawk, but I would die of boredom before I got there. Based on the fighters I use is there any suggestion on who I should spend the most time on? I don’t think I’ll ever have a main again.