TBH a lot of the players in the top lists mess around most of their games and don't take TS very serious 95% of the time. Just not enough competition and high level games. There are also a lot of players not mentioned that should have been, but not worth the effort. For us to see the real top players, we need more intense games and not just random FFG where people get teammates they don't wanna play with or cant properly communicate with.
For example, trooper is an absolute beast when he not rusty.
We could also take into account that some players just don't like others and rather h8 on them than give them props. I don't get along with corps for example but his 1v1 long game is very good. Also have to take into account 1v1 compared to 2v2. Myself for example I barely ever 1v1 I just dont enjoy it as much as having a team mate to communicate with, where as some players play non stop 1v1 and still struggle vs so many.
Also, many players don't really play many high level intense games and tbh are just not capable of giving an accurate opinion on most players.
I think the more important issue is that we have a lot of lower/mid tier players that have major potential, some of them named above and plenty of them not. In order to help them improve we honestly need less lopsided games which is hard with the small player base. If they just get wrecked in 4 minutes its hard for them to learn.