People are definitely sleeping on the new Ryu. If Daigo, XSK Saumurai, that Domincan Ryu or anyone else sticks to him, I think people will be surprised. Those buffs are very significant and I would say he technically wins every fireball war now. With Nash you can at least throw EX fireballs at him to throw off his V Skill absorption, but Ryu can parry all fireballs down and make them add to his gauge. He essentially has to be rushed down now unless you can zone with pokes like a Karin, Chun or Cammy.
Plus 2 on block EX fireball is being very slept on also. So is b+HK in general. Another button that creates true block string into fireball from anything but absolute max range like c.MP and since it’s a heavy will win priority trades easily vs abuseable medium and light pokes
Not to mention people don’t realize how many places you can still use meterless DPs. You will still see them a lot. Ryu player thinks you’re going to screw up your meaty? Meterless DP works there. Throwing out too many buttons or specials in neutral? Meterless DP works there. Doing a frame trap with a 3 frame gap? Meterless DP works there. He catches you early with a jump in, there too.