I figured that would happen. Chun just doesn’t get the damage, knockdown or mix up other characters do without execution or saving up meter. Early on characters that get more damage than her at close range for less meter and execution than her will be better for month 1 or 2 tournaments.
Lud got about 13th place with Chun and he was arguably the best Chun on the east coast in SFIV. Once he gets his button placements and execution down more his hits will add up and I see him getting top 8 somewhere soon. She is quite literally a wall of buttons once you know where to use all of them and that’ll be big in a game with no focus, few hkds and few characters that can reliably whiff punish.
With Ken I think people were just underwhelmed with the frame data on his v skill and buttons and was hoping hed have more SNK like rushdown (or even like Alpha/SFIV Guy). The game seems too honest for that though and they seemed to find a way to center him still mostly around button pressing with the v skill just giving him a bit extra momentum.