In me and my friends’ team compositions, no character has been switched around more than the point character has. My Kula anchor sit nice and cozily static, Ryo relaxes in the mid (he used to be point), but the point character slot is a terrible, cut-throat business.
Right now I have Ash. I don’t do any large combos with him. I play him like a lame Guile, up close using his cr.lk cr.lk into flash kick. He zones well. And that says a lot in a game with rolling, I feel. Point is, I’m not even sure if he’s a good point spot. He doesn’t dish out large amounts of damage or do great mix-ups. He isn’t a bruiser. But I can make my friends break their own fingers trying to get in only to get hit with some cr.lk’s into flash kick. And he has a good fireball, something my team lacks.
How are you, my much more experienced SRK brethren, dealing with choosing a point character? Does it feel as critical to everyone else as it does to me?