Look, I say this question only has one answer. Ken has way cooler hair, he has a better Dragon Punch, and he's a loose cannon squandering all that raw potential. Would you rather play as that character or the guy meditating underneath a waterfall?
But it seems as though there are people in this universe who still prefer Ryu. They'll pick Ryu, they'll fight as Ryu, despite the fact that a way cooler version of Ryu is but a character selection tap away.
Let's settle this monkey business once and for all with a vote: Ryu or Ken. I have a horse in this race, clearly, but I'm keen to hear what you guys and girls think. Let us know your reasoning in the comments below.