I keep wondering which is the better choice to start the game.
With Flame Man, you get the Rush Power ASAP, opening up the chance of getting hidden goodies (plus the game-breaking Flame Blast). However, you're forced to fight a pretty tough battle, thanks to Flame Man's barrier fire weapon.
If you start with Wind Man, you get to fight an easier robot master, and get Flame Man's weakness. However, you don't have any Rush Upgrades, which means you're forced to skip several goodies, including a valuable E-Tank.
Which do you prefer? And which order do you find easier?