Oh and I forgot to add that Whip was being sarcastic there, he knows Ryu is an older character =O
And Ryo IS a complete rip off- hands down, there isn't even an arguement there.
As for the Custom fatalities, your right that would have been cool- but that many characters...They were probably pushing the limits for game space.
And last but not least- of course you don't- that's why they want you too xD
It's money first of course- always will be.