Benotti69 said:"Old school" (whatever that means in cycling*) got him a TdF. Seems like that worked and was sufficinet in cycling terms. Not too many win the TdF
*I guess it means not relying on cycling computers and power meters.
Old school maybe got him TdF, but it was back in 2008. Times changed and cycling with them. Now it's year 2014.
It's difficult to understand what means "gut feeling" and instinct. Hrotha used term "old school" and it isn't what Quintana said so I'd better forget this term and analysing what it means or doesn't mean as it could be misleading. Quintana wasn't talking about racing and using powermeter (as Afrank and Hrotha says). He talked about training. I think it's a must to use data when you are training to see what your conditon is, to compare it with previous results so you can see where the rider is with his training. Data are used even in amateur sport to judge form. That's why I find difficult to understand to what Quintana said. It's similas situation as with Froome.
Feeling when racing is another thing. First you need to have some form than you can race with or without powermeter. If you don't have form, powermeter or not not, you won't be competitive.