Originally Posted by Fat Lyfasho
The difference being that in terms of STRENGTH, Weezing's typing, ability and stats make it unique and not directly outclassed by any other OU pokemon - while Jolteon has the ability to a) baton pass substitutes or speed or b) fire off hidden powers and her 2 other special moves - she is outclassed in both roles by other OU pokemon (Ninjask and any top special sweeper, respectively).
As you say, generally there is a correlation between usage and power, but there are exceptions. Dragonite, for instance, has some incredibly powerful options available to it, yet it just barely makes OU nowadays in terms of usage - because it is totally outclassed by 2 superior (more powerful) pokemon.
Wow, I hope I don't get infracted for this. Your logic is terrible. The OU tier is simply dependent on usage, and not power. Clearly you've never used half of the pokemon you refer to in your little rant. Passing a sub protects jolteon from status, and he beats a good portion of the leads out there off the bad (salamence cough gyarados cough yanmega cough), and can throw up a sub in front of the sleep leads. Not only that I wouldn't call anything with 300+ speed and special stats WITHOUT an item "weak" by any stretch of the imagination. Have you ever used specs jolteon? Have you ever used Jolteon??? It's OU for a reason.
And your points about heracross vs. pinsir, infernape vs. blaziken, etc. is also off because they have the same base stats! Pinsir and Heracross have the same attack, and pinsir actually has BETTER defense. Heracross is OU because he gets a stronger bug move and isn't weak to rock, not because he is "stronger" or "more powerful." If Pinsir gained fighting type they'd be the same damn pokemon.
And OU and BL does happen to be relatively the same strength. That's why pokemon move from BL to OU over time. That Snorlax that was 21st... used to be BL, along with Crobat, Kingdra, Gallade and others. Hell, Shaymin is towards the bottom of BL, and is one of the most frightening pokemon in the game and has Celebi "outclassed" offensively.
Seriously, get a grip