Everytime people mention Lin Dan, they of course usually mention his number 1 status. But then at the same time, we have the LD bashers who enter into topics and promote Gade or Taufik. Now, although there is no problem with this, they always end up bashing LD by saying things such as LD is not as good as Gade or Taufik just because his technique is not as good. Or, they will say that LD wins because he has more stamina/endurance and that his number 1 status means nothing. Honestly, you truly believe World #1 Status means nothing? LD's stamina/endurance carries him through the game and if he is more fit than others, then that is an advantage to him, not just one of those things you can use to bash him down. It's equivalent to comparing anything else in the world and claiming that one is better than the other even though that other is ranked the best. Yes, I know people have their opinions, and they also believe that other player's tactics or techniques may be better than LD. Yes, it is perfectly ok to make constructive criticism to say that he could improve on an aspect or say that he is not as keen on certain techniques as someone else. But the idea of saying he's not the true #1 and "insert other players name here" is better because his "whatever" is better is not true sportsmanship. All in all, people should rethink their comments on saying "Oh, LD is not the true number 1 because he just lasts longer than his opponents" or some other comment that demotes his rank as #1. For to obtain that status implies that all other qualities are included. Yeahyeah, go nitpick at the structure of my sentences to say that I'm not being fair or objective or some other comment to bash my post. But my point was merely to bring up the fact that it is all relative comparisons.