Now I wouldn't say that I struggle against them, or you for that matter. If you and I are using our best character I think that both of us can easily beat level 9s.
But I do agree that this whole topic is inaccurate and silly. It's very easy, like Eltrotraw said, to overrate themselves, or to have people who have never really versed a very good player saying that they are good anyway. So it all goes off of our honesty on something so easy to overshoot and overrate on.