Obviosly Doohanfan, you lack humor, my intentions are to make some fun at the situations described below, no mean to disrespect anybody personally as we don't know each other.
Now, talking business, you want us to accept the vast superiority of your down under mate because he mastered a difficult bike forgeting that it was the faster and the better equiped (Bridgestones) of the pack in 2007.
2nd some juvenile blokes state some stupidities about Colin Edwards on the Cube being also fast in the straight line, are u serious? Edwards vs Rossi's or Stoner's talent?
3d, you are not the only one following MotoGP or 500 before 2006 (I am 40) and obviously you are not the only one with some racing experience or whatsover... I can understand that suddenly other folks interrupt your urge to impress younger audience but as you can understand (I hope), Stoner is gone and soon will be forgotten, I also don't think much of Criville or Roberts Jr. and I will probably also forget Lorenzo if he stays with only 2 WT. But I will surely remember Doohan (as you do) and Rossi for the obvious reasons.
Again, we have to accept - because you say so - that Stoner is the best rider of all times with 2 WChampionships... and then you die to convince everybody else that 7+2 World Titles where won just because of some random planet alignement... sure mate. You totally blew me there... AUT VIAM INVENIAM AUT FACIAM
Nationalism? Obviously I am not the Australian guy supporting my fishinmate at no cost... and obviously I am not Italian... plus I was a huge Doohan fan myself so no nationalisms here buddy. Do you have any objections regarding that the future of MotoGP is Spanish? Can you please state what other country can and will monopolise the game? Australia, nope, USA? France? Italy? UK??? Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Marquez vs Rossi (hope he wins at least 1 more), Dovi, Spies, etc... 3 out of 4 aliens are Spanish, what are the odds?