Totally agree on the first point, any ranking that has WvA above VdP is perverse.
Be careful, by these standards you would rank Degenkolb above WvA of which I don't believe many will do. To put things into some perspective, if MVDP hadn't tricked WVA in that ingenious sprint in the 2020 Ronde, I think there would be much more nuance in the opinions about who ranks above whom. Just to point out that 1 split second decision can totally change perception. Don't get me wrong, I would definitely pick MvdP's palmares now, but context is always important. Let's just say that it takes a freak like Wout to bend the rules of a points ranking into his favor.