Here is what I posted on Capcom Unity under the balance patch thread:
Now that Yun & Yang are in the game with every option under the sun and every second character has a divekick of some kind, **please give something back to the only character to receive big nerfs in every iteration of SF4 - Rufus. **
That’s right it’s time to drop the fattist discrimination and make Rufus better - at the very minimum please make his U2 a threat again. A damage reduction if it is used as an AA would have been fine, but making it do one hit and the damage of a normal was just too much.
Also Rufus’ block strings are terrible, his only safe string is chaining 3 or 4 cr shorts. At the very least please fix his BNB (cl.short,Fierce->GT) so that it is a true blockstring to stop all the SRK mashing. I mean it’s already a 1 frame link! Also his roll has a slow startup and covers a short distance, it makes sense he should be able to combo of it on hit.
Currently in AE there is absolutely no reason to pick Rufus over Yun or Yang ( Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, MDR etc have all dropped him for Yun or Yang). Please give him some improvements so that he is no longer obsolete in the game.
Appreciate the consideration.