Probably out of respect for their privacy. Makes sense to me.
As for the topic… yeah, I think Thunder is very strong this season. He is definitely firmly planted in my top 5, and I don’t know too many people who think he isn’t far away from top 5.
Light DP being invincible has really, really changed this character. Now he doesn’t have to spend meter on wakeup, so he has tons of meter available for all sorts of crazy neutral and damage options, like shadow COTE and DP stomp cashouts. And if you try to bait his DP, he will do something wacky like wakeup shadow/regular COTE, or instinct forward dash (which is fully invincible from frame 1), or even medium/heavy DP and then some followup as either a mixup or a pure escape. Light DP has really turned him from a thoughtful meter management character with moments of DP craziness into someone who just has all the stuff at all the times.
I think to beat this character you just have to outguess him on wakeup. You have to knock him down and make the correct read on which of his wakeup options you’ll predict, and just go with the read. As for zoning, at least all his DP followups are mega unsafe (-15 or -20 or worse), so you get a full DP punish if you block it or one of them whiffs. I also think you have to be pretty proactive about breaking stomps, because the damage gets out of hand really quickly.
I don’t have a ton of advice you probably haven’t already thought about though, sadly.