For excitement, I don't think you could beat Pedrosa riding his balls off to genuinely pass anyone that was in front of him, including his team mate. If it brought the title all well and good, if not, he tried his best - which is as it should be.
It's racing Wosi and no-one would get my respect by pulling over and letting another rider through for the win, or deliberately riding like a mobile chicane to slow up other riders. These guys ride their balls off to within a hair's breath of crashing several times every race, to try to win the race. To have all that effort come to nothing at the end of a season through a contrived result is an insult and bears no merit to the benefactor in my book.
The problem with a championship is that it is a statistic that doesn't always paint a true picture. It is just the person with the most points that gets it. It doesn't tell the story of how it happened. Winning a championship doesn't always mean you're the best, particularly if it has been engineered.
I had my fill of that when Ferrari used to sacrifice Irving (not that he could win anything anyway) They barely put any fuel in his car in qualifying to get him at the front, screwing his race and then used him as a mobile chicane for the first part of a race to hold everyone up whilst Schumacher pissed off into the distance. Schumacher's win was hailed as another great drive when the reality was he had it engineered. Hardly racing on equal terms with your rivals.
The simple fact is, that as well as Pedrosa has ridden this year, he didn't do enough early on and Lorenzo made up the ground then, that's why he's ahead. Up until Indy, Pedrosa was regularly behind either Stoner or Lorenzo. Brno was the turning point but it will probably have been too late.
To say Stoner, or whoever his team mate may be, should now ride to engineer the title for him is horseshit. It's a rider's championship and they're in it for themselves to win races first and foremost. If that brings the title so be it, but in my view the title is secondary. Winning races is what it is about. A rider can ride for safe 2nd and 3rd places, maybe the odd win, to net enough points for a championship but who cares for that?