I think this is a very, very close match worthy of mentioning again. So please, let's just have a reasonable and intelligent discussion, one that doesn't devolve towards gathering a collection of quotes favorable to a single agenda, and making nonsensical ties between them. Use logic, use evidence and please don't ignore feats - they the foundations of this board.
Starting distance - 30 meters
Setting - Bespin duel from Empire Strikes Back
Scenario - Mace travels forward in time to face the new face of the Empire. He know he has to kill his opponent.
Round 1 : Lightsabers
Round 2 : All out
Bonus round : Mace gets Yoda, Vader gets ROTS Sidious
Physically better - in the realms of speed & strength
Powerful Illusionary techniques - which can (and have) worked on Luke
Smarter / Better analyst - and is use to fighting more diverse foes
Colliery to point 3 - Luke is not experienced with Itachi's breed of unorthadoxy
Can override Luke's preceptory senses with a string of unpredictable attacks
Colliery to point 5 - Force precognition isn't infallible
I expect many will come up in favour of Luke; partly due to the hype surrounding him, but mostly because his abilties shown are on a grander scale. What they don't realize is much of that isn't readily available on a whim, especially in the middle of combat. At the end of the day, Luke has struggled against lesser opponents. Itachi solos.
You brought light to this quote with blatant fanatical intentions, hoping there'd be a 'new found appreciation' for Revan, as the primary stakeholder for Bane's Sith academia. The reaction wasn't what you expected, and then came the back-tracking. I don't see how this is much different from ILS' and his nofeats.txt, so that Maul can get a leg-up over objectively stronger characters. Nonetheless, please continue basking in triumph for discrediting a quote introduced by you.
Maul vs Valkorion. One has drained an entire planet of life at only a fraction of his power, while the other has been disposed of by a padawan, has trouble against the odd nightsister and lacks utility of traditional sith abilities - lightning.
However, according to 'Swords New method of scaling' Maul is more powerful than all the ancients, because he benefits from a 'Rule of two Power Scale' that might include him, but probably doesn't.
And this is another example of why the feats approach sucks.
Swords, give it up. You're in no position to deem anyone's approach redundant, given your own horrendously hashed 'new paradigm'. You're going to have to prove above and beyond why we should accept your methods, and your policy of 'no feats'. As they fly in the face of what this board was intended to advocate : debate.