:'( Well I've 'narrowed' it down to Eddie, Venom, and Pot. And that is despite my interest in Testament, Dizzy, Johnny, and Baiken.
Hesitations for Pot: I feel like grappler players seem silly and their wins get attributed to luck more than skill. I know that not to be the case, but I'd rather my wins not be seen as miracles.
Hesitations for Venom: Dubious Curve is gone, and he seems like a knockdown/pressure suffocation character, despite being a zoner. I want to learn how to react better, rather than just disable the opponent.
Hesitations for Eddie: He's so interesting that I imagine a lot of people would go for him, and I get nervous playing as characters whose match ups are well known or gameplans and mix ups are overexposed. Also, awkward S+M. The work to learn him needs to have the properly fulfilling payoff.