Well, I have to disagree a bit. Yes, we can and should remember and respect those who have paved the way or even toiled un-noticed in their personal pursuit of excellence before our modern "heros" rose to the top, but humans are driven by their passion. When someone/something (for whatever mysterious reason) aligns with an individuals view of perfection or "the best" in some area where they are passionate (like music), I don't think it implies a lack of education or lack appreciation for the bigger picture. Expressing that opinion on a web forum is a way to find fellow-travelers and engage in an easy banter, or to find dissenters and try to win them to the cause. For example, I think Eddie Van Halen is the greatest rock-guitar player of all time. Really. But I absolutely recognize that it's a personal preference. In your opinion that may relegate me as one of those "poor people" who needs help, but the amount of time I wasted in my youth listening to rock idols agrues otherwise. I listen to and appreciate the efforts of many guitarists, but something about EVH's playing speaks directly to me. Could he be knocked off my throne? Sure, but it wouldn't be easy, and that's OK. Revealing what an individual believes to be the "best" at something doesn't necessarily demonstrate a lack of scope or vision. It just offers their own assessment at a particular point in their existence. Given that the opinion of a 5 year-old may not carry as much weight as that of a 50 year-old...unless you're also in grammar school. The OP started with "I think", clearly indicating a personal preference (a preference which is likely shared by others) so I think asumptions about his education or narrow view of beauty are premature...but then again all of the above is just my opinion.