The old BL tier was fallacious. This is 100% true and irrefutable based on Smogon's current methods. Old UU was potentially flawed, but then again maybe it wasn't. It was different, however, and that's 100% true and irrefutable. What made it different? The fallacious BL list and refusal to test it. In that respect the politics of old UU were perhaps flawed, but it is a stretch to say that something was fundamentally wrong with the games played in the old UU tier itself, as it operated fairly well and had many ardent supporters. I see where Chou is coming from, but I think he's just getting his points mixed up. Tangerine, honestly, you ought to have just kept things simple and explained plainly why Chou's progression of logic didn't jive instead of going on a huge diatribe. Chou your wall of text was ridiculous; succinctness is a virtue.