You're crazy, he's absolutely bottom tier. Usage wise yes he gets a ton of play, but that has nothing to do with how strong he is. Sure s1.2 beats some, not all, jump ins, but then I have to give up a ton of damage and mix up opportunities. Backdashing isn't free, you have recovery frames that you can be punished for. If you run s1.2 you absolutely can't charge s2.2 or you'll get blown up. His anti air is supposed to be his s2, but unlike the rest of the cast's anti airs it can neither trade with attacks nor protect you from crossups. It's not worth the slot.