Federer won four slams before Rafa won his first. They have generally dealt with the same field for most of their careers. Let me save you some trouble: mistik: Rafa was young back then. me: Federer is old now. Insert some opinions and shake them all about and you come to the current standings with regards to slams, weeks at number one, general domination etc.. The more and more time that passes, the less people are going to care about opinions and the more they will care about the facts. If Nadal fails to get close to Federer, nobody will think he is the goat. You'll get over it in time.