Unfortunate how spot-on Vreyvus' rant is, which makes it all the more demoralizing in the event we never get buffs. I didn't think much of Ridley still getting no changes from update 3.1.0 at first, but then when I saw how some like Ken got super buffed, in addition to how Samus' up smash was "fixed", it sank in and hit me like a truck.
Now that everyone but him is getting buffed, that advantage state is getting weaker and his disadvantage state is getting stronger. It's something that's happening to Donkey Kong too who apparently also suffers from an issue of disadvantage. Yeah, it's honestly gotten tiresome playing as RIdley now a days. In the past, Ridley could be difficult to play but he was rewarded for his actions. Now a days, I'd much rather play someone like Zelda who is arguably just as good now but doesn't require me to take precautions as I do with RIdley.
With Zelda, I don't have to worry about getting comboed because of a huge body. I don't have to worry about getting gimped as easily thanks to a linear recovery. I often have much better tools for spacing. I have better kill options, decent enough stage control, edgeguarding tools, etc.
I hate to say it but playing Ridley has gone from being challenging fun to tedious chore work. At this point, there's plenty of characters who can get similar results but require far less effort upon the player.