Quote Originally Posted by Viflux
In the grand scheme of a web request, the time spent at the server is but a fraction of the whole.

It's like arguing about whether the Porsche or the Mercedes is faster, even though both are limited by the speed limit on the highway.
Schlossnagle agrees with you. I think the link deserves to be repeated:
http://www.schlossnagle.org/%7Egeorg...ky-Answer.html