@noobsnowman: Well, I'm not actually fully convinced he's above Anakin (I had him below Anakin before). Especially because the higher up you go, the smaller and smaller the gap between characters are.
I am convinced that he's at least on the border of levels 8 and 9, but I'm not too sure if he's an outright 9.
Didn't gillard liken his tier system to the earthquake scale with the difference between tiers getting bigger as you went up? Didn;t he also move sidious to being a tier 10?