Lets say you started the game with Zangief. Later down the line if you ever felt like switching you would have a lot of issues picking up a majority of the cast as theres not to many grapplers. (a problem my pal went threw) Of course its always good to go with a character you enjoy, but i wanted to know which character you think are best for getting down the basics? No! not the best for a beginner, but a character that someone who has been playing SSF4 for awhile could pick up and it would help his fundamentals.
Maybe someone with a lack of a good wake up so you can learn blocking, an easily zoned character to help teach patience? WHAT DO YOU THINK?!