In retrospect, I suppose my comments were more in line with ROFLCopter than you. Good response, and I agree with you in general about MMA math. As I said, I'd much rather see the two men fight, because we could all go on and on about who could do what to who. In the end, that gets us no where.
Bobby. I fancy GSP would defeat Carlos, but that fight has always intrigued me, and I know it does others, as well. It's not just about who can beat GSP, but about who can pose a challenge, offer a scrap, or make him work for a victory. Shields can. Carlos would. And I imagine there are other names, as well. For the same reason I want to see Anderson remain at 185 for a fight with Okami, a rematch with Sonnen, and potential bouts with up and coming 185ers, I'd like to see GSP remain at WW for a little while yet. In the same way that there are still fights for Anderson at MW, there are still fights for GSP at WW. Why should a dominant champion be forced to vacate his title and move on? The whole point in being champion is that you deserve to be where you are... that you aren't easily stopped.
And just because the current contenders aren't offering GSP much of a challenge (this will change with Jake) doesn't mean there isn't a contender on the horizon, or even currently working his way up the division. Imagine if Matt Hughes had abandoned WW before prime GSP had a chance to square off with him... no history in the making, no clash of the titans, and no passing of the torch. What if the next WW prodigy just so happens to come along in the span of a year but there's no King to dethrone? Especially given the prospects at WW right now that have people talking. I know some fans are about the here and now, but again, I think GSP can stay active at WW for a little while yet.