I for one really like this idea. In no way will it form a “written-in-stone” type of tier-list of any kind, but I enjoy stats, even if potentially flawed.
I view this as more of a rating of a characters tools and potential in a vacuum than any form of “most likely to win a tournament”-chart.
It is in fact exactly like the reason you point out yourself that it may help people new to fighting games or just new to SF4 itself pick a character suited to their style.
On to the criticism. I do think its really hard to determine what factors go into a graph like this, and some will feel parts are arbitrary ( some will have to be ). Picking categories will be hard, and I do feel there are factors in the games mechanic that are not noted here, such as meter-dependability and turnaround potential. Then again this is the kind of stuff that sometimes only counts in certain matchups. Best advice is just to get as much input as possible, and take it from there.
I have a friend who is a turtle by nature in every game, but he has never found his character in SF4. He
s been trying Ken and Juri to no avail , while Ive suggested others. However if this chart manages to convince to pick let
s say Balrog, then it has at the very least led someone in A direction, and thats gotta count for something, right?
Seriously, good stuff. Looking forward to it`s completion.