Of about 20 matches in a day, about 15 will be Ryu or Ken. 4 will be Akuma. 1 will disconnect before choosing a player.
I just assume they would have picked Ken.
At launch, I just assumed it was because everyone was just starting out, and testing the online play. But now, months after release, it's still the same. A neverending cavalcade of Ryus and Kens, some pretty decent, and some still spamming hadoukens and doing wakeup dragon punches.
The SF3 roster is great. All of these characters are alot of fun to play, but maybe 1 in 50 fighters choose ANYONE but a shoto fighter!
What a waste!