Right now I’m still a little uncomfortable with the distance it puts me at but I’ll step back and do s.LK xx LP blast to push them or throw out s.HK and knee them for a crush counter.
If you try to throw out a normal like cr.MP sometimes right after… against someone like Ryu there’s a good chance they will try to poke with cr.HK sweep and it’ll hit you because of how the hit and hurt boxes are aligned. You’re already a little negative so it’s not going to bode well in your favor. They made it this way so you can’t get free pressure like in SF4 but the game’s pace is a little less linear and kinda forces you to second guess the next step.
Neutral jump HP and HK are good too because you are pretty close depending on what the other guy can do. Some people will do low pokes because it’s their best options some can’t really do a lot and if you jump up it’ll just make them flinch and second guess themselves.
Or you can wait half a second and see if they jump at you and do one of two things… dash forward and go under away from them or block and see what’s up?