Tier lists are a big part of discussion surrounding fighting games. If you are part of the community or even slightly interested in fg, chances are, you've already stumbled around various lists from pro-players, communities at FGC parts of Reddit, and here of course.
My story is the one in which I tried to main Joker in MK11, because he was consistently around the top of the tier lists and played by pros like SonicFox. I thought I could have it easy in ranked play after some practice, but in reality I was constantly sucking up to Robocop and Rain players.
Eventually I took a break from the ranked game and tried playing Jax more casually, and it felt like a breath of fresh air. I am thinking about getting back to ranked now, and I feel myself much better not thinking about how "good" particular characters are, and just playing the one I really like.
What do you think? Should I still consider picking someone more viable than Jax or should I stick to him? Should we make any judgements based on tier lists at all?