Been on a smugbatical..
Yes Nostro I have been off bathing in a hot tub of my own perception and fore sight.
Such as (from the winter of 2011/2012):
Pedrosa - thouroughly deserves his ride and going by his end of season form (2011) that subject to injury he would take it to Stoner and Lorenzo this season. +
Stoner - wouldn't walk the championship, is different but, not always faster than the other two apart from testing/practice. + Would get injured - didn't see that one +
Rossi - Wouldn't get any better let alone be competitive on the Ducati. +
Dovi - Would dust Spies again and Cal even changing to a Sat Yam. +
So not a lot for me to opine about at the end of 2012 really was there? Can't be bothered with the keyboard bullies, screamers, or internet engineers and riding analysts all whom have neither built or ridden a racing machine. Trust me.... R1's / 999's / Blades / and Gixxers are not race bikes no matter how many times you get your knee down on your local twisty bit or track day.
I like to agree/disagree with you or anyone else when it comes to opinion and perception. Right or wrong is.. only under the helmet of any particular racer we are talking about. Good to see Wosi and the rest of the fun merchants / fan boys keeping up the banter. Hopefully this season will bring some drama I feel like getting involved in. Not engine mount positions, frame construction, temper tantrums, and overtly biased stat comparisons, or greatness meters.