of course we knew. it stems deper than that. the poking game is only the surface of Vega he is much deper than that. look at it this way. think of it this way.
in this game Vega has two advantages always.
fast jumping, and walking
those advantages compliment him in this way.
with fast walking he can come in and out of poking range safe and effectivly with out worrying much about the other guy. this also alows him to have excellent footsies that other char like dhalsim, and sagat cant do well. at the same time this walking speed and fast air jump, allows him to control the space around him. for example the fast air jump allows him to meet opponents in the air and drop them down since his air grab controls the space around him in a 180 degree area. his fast walking speed alows him to throw pokes at diffrent spaces, which if spaced right will control the area in front of him and lock the opponent down as long as the pokes are used correctly. now with having effective spacing and footsies he can have some of the best zoning since both of these skills are needed to have excellent zoning. but since vega doesnt have projectiles this is what gimps his mix up game since he doesnt have a haduken or a dive kick to mix it up a bit. which gimps vega in ways unkown. vega has he has a mediocre mix up game which keeps him from being to beast, and i think that he developers did this on purpose to keep vega from being to strong. What makes Vega good is that he has some of the best zoning/pokes/footsies/ability to control space abilities.
while this makes vega strong it also makes him weak because mastering the basics of SF isnt easy its hard, and that is ultimatly vega’s weakness that most people simply cannot see past his lack of specials, and that they should invest in these abiilities that vega has. but as time goes on im sure Vega players will see past the lack of specials and see the deepness and complexity of this charecter, and truly see the untaped potential the developer was talking about when he said Vega didnt need an upgrade. Vega doesnt need a buff we the players are what need the buff and step up are game. having the ability to analyze our charecter and learn him inside out is what makes top players, now the question is do you have what it takes to be a top player or are you a begginer?