One of the most perennially popular topics in wuxia discussion circles is now, by popular demand, a *permanent* thread here at the SPCNET Wuxia Forum. Some basic guidelines.
1. Please be civil and polite to your fellow posters while discussing this matter. We are naturally passionate about our opinions, and that's fine . . . but please do not cross the line to being insulting of other posters.
2. Please offer evidence to support your opinions. The best evidence is taken from the most current versions of the L/ROCH novels. Generally speaking, television and film adaptations make for unreliable information, and should not be depended upon for evidence.
3. Remember that you are comparing the two warriors' martial arts expertise, not their characters. That's a whole other debate.
4. Although speculation is fair game, be mindful that speculation supported by the text is much more convincing than wild speculation.
5. The usual forum rules apply. Excessive violation of forum rules in this thread will result in the thread's locking.
That's about it for now. Have at thee, fans!