My thoughts are that it's interesting that you take the time to sign up to this forum to post this.
Anyway.. It's not a competition.
Jeroen ,..ozzy osbourne himself said this on a documentary I saw and he was asked why he would hire Guitarists that werent big before they played for ozzy,..his answer was those Guitarists that really want to get known ,be successful etc etc want to knock the most famous players of there perch ,..which in turn makes them awesome over the years,..
Mate its a bloody competition alright ,...
in only too weeks time I audition for australias got talent ,..probably wont win it as the talent can be anything ,what ever you are good at .
But I will be playing in front of sharon osbourne ,..thats gold .ill let you know how I go .
As for Rosenwinkel ,..he shredds like a mother fucker but needs to do something about his name.,.as for out shredding every one, vai guy 55 needs to look around a little more ,..Mathias eckland [probably spelled wrong],rusty cooly, marcel conen rick renstrom just to name a few theres no end of them ,..In crossroads vai kicked serious ass,that was 30 years or so ago .with shredd you need passion, feel, hart,then you got something ,..vai has that over most shredders regardless of what I might say on my less better days, you got to give him that .