I think making comparisons can be useful it can help clarify certain points. We can say they were both good that is obvious. What are the differences and how can we get insight into seeing the differences that can be very important.Like I always say we have to look deeper myself included.
Indeed. That one may be better in certain circumstances and less effective in others is obvious no matter which martial art or skill you pick. Thus those kinds of points I'm not very interested in.
That doesn't mean I'm not interested in comparisons for seeing the things which are the same, the things which are similar and the differences, all three lead to better overall understanding I would say.
I never say for example my Aikido is anything to do with what others call internal power and nor do I call it physical or hard. There are sameness, similarities and differences.