Tbh I'm drawn to the characters more than their playstyles. I usually don't pick up a character unless I've played their games, which I know makes this harder but I'll give it a shot.Isabelle's no worse than K. Rool or Bayonetta. They're all held in kind of low regard at the moment.
Anything you're particularly drawn to in a character or playstyle? How do you like to play? It sounds like you're more into K. Rool for the character than for how he plays, which doesn't give us much to draw from.
I prefer close range fighting, preferably someone who doesn't struggle to kill, and I like to have at least one projectile so I don't get completely camped out. And style points are an absolute must. I generally lean towards heavies, but that's not a box that has to be checked. And lastly, as dumb as it sounds, I like a character that's underrated. I don't want to play a top tier character and be just another top tier main, I want my characters to be slightly unique (as you can tell by K Rool and Bayo).
In Sm4sh my line up was Charizard, Pit, Jigglypuff, Palutena, and Wario. This time around I'm actually competing so I want a little more cohesive team, and I want my top three to cover eachother's weaknesses (which right now is speedsters and projectile characters). Idk, I think I have a bunch of checkboxes, making this kinda hard.
And just for more clarity, franchises I've played:
Bayo, Mario, DKC, Zelda, Pokemon, Splatoon, Animal Crossing, Persona, Kirby, Punchout, Megaman, Mii, Kid Icarus, Xenoblade, Sonic