Only change I heard that’s important is that he lost throw invincibility on HK flash kick. Daigo probably relied on that to take out shimmy/throw setups without spending meter. That frame one throw invincibility is something that normally most HP/meterless DPs have (like Ryu’s and Cody’s).
Either way I don’t see Daigo leaving Guile. If anything he’ll most likely be playing Guile and Ryu together. Ryu got better to the point of where he’s probably worth bothering with in tourneys, but he still has worse buttons and triggers than Guile.
Yeah, kinda depends on the character who that works for. Like if you knock Sagat, Falke or Menat away for 100 damage that’s great for them because they get the space they want vs you. Even rushdown characters if they get hit by that that’s better than getting hit by medium medium into EX into oki. It’s probably scarier to block it because then he’s plus 2 in your face and can hit you afterwards with something that leads to more damage and oki.
He’s likely the shoe in top 5 with the changes regardless though. He was right there before. Only thing that’ll slow him down now is the buffs to characters like Gief and Alex. If Gief is actually a problem again then that’ll gatekeep Bison out of CPT wins for sure. Kichipa is going to eat Bisons alive.