yeah most of Rog’s Plinks are for more damage and aren’t nessecary. c.lp -> c.lk doesn’t need to be plinked, and it’ll get the job done in most cases. The 1-frame links are fancy, but aside from the c.rh at the end of a jab string, i don’t even usually attempt any of those in a match. It just isn’t worth the damage to drop the combo for me, but i don’t play at a high level. From most of the tournaments i’ve watched, i don’t see a lot of the fancy links either, just standard c.lp, c.lk -> headbutt.
Basically, IMO, going for those combos if you’re new to plinking, especially for Boxer, is unnecessary. Ryu’s c.mk, c.mk, c.rh is something that’s more appropriate as a punish than any of Rog’s 1-frame links for example. For Rog, you’re only getting like 30-50 more damage at most, and a higher possibility of dropping a combo when it really matters. Though, i suppose in some cases, the damage really matters.
Risk/Reward: I stick with the basics when i’m playing to Win.