This thread is really no different than all of the other "what is better X or Y?" threads that have been posted.
At the end of the day it will be biased opinions generating the list. Some people will get upset about the placement of their favourite brand on other people's lists and arguments will follow...
Just about any of the current high-end kits can be competitive, and a great number of the 'older' kits can still hang with the new breed as well....