The debate wages on: what's better, raw or geared lifting? Which is a more true test of strength? How should you compete?

In attempts to answer this question (or just to argue), the powerlifting sector of the Internet nearly collapsed in on itself yesterday. This is mostly due to the recent news about Raw Unity Meet's structural changes and Everyone had something to say, but Dave Kirschen's response trampled the ideas of personal feelings and ego. In fact, if you're arguing over this at all, you probably aren't seeing the big picture.