Agreed. but arguably the same can be said for fox/falco/wolf. Although there are differences in their respective special moves, they still all have the same basic principles. Same to be said for their final smash.
But apparently there is such an army of star fox fanboys on the form that they are willing to defend them tooth and nail all on the account of speed/power differences and the fact that they all have different A-moves.
But strangely from what I hear, Toon Link plays better than TP Link depending on whom you ask. But I guess we'll just have to play the game and make that call ourselves.