1. I think this has been discussed before in the RSE thread when comparing mons with different growth rates. The consensus at the time was nobody will bother to make sure that their mon receives the same EXP as opposed to the same level. Yes, level differences can be extreme (up to 7 levels I think) if you take the time to ration the EXP out but the primary point of comparison comes to how each Pokemon performs at comparable levels against the major boss battles, at which point the maximum level disparity you're likely to see does indeed fall within 2 levels. Pokemon who needs more efforts to raise has been penalised in such tier-lists because it is deemed inefficient.1. experience too? i'm not talking about levels, i would like to know how a tauros with 1000 exp points would compare to a raticate with the same.
2. that's good for rattata and hoothoot (or even bad for bellsprout), and i already explained what you can do with them.
3. exactly. so why would you not wait until falkner' done and dusted? i remember the mt. mortar golbat example and i definitely think that's a better choice than the early zubat capture - zubat really isn't worth using even against bugsy (to say nothing of any other gym leader), given that his stats are so bad that fury cutter could honestly kill you before you kill scyther. friend ball or otherwise, golbat is much better in every way.
4. concession accepted.
2. You are correct here. If at a time of early capture, the mon has bad match-ups, it is better to wait to get them later (example: Bellsprout). However, mons like Hoothoot, Pidgey, Rattata, etc. do not have bad match-ups at the time so the player can either add them now or add them later in which case their new mon will be underlevelled and no fast levelling area.
3. I have addressed Zubat in the GSC thread.