I don't feel Thorsten is best, but he is now in the conversation with Shane Van Boening, Darren Appleton, Dennis Orcullo, Alex Pagualyan, Carlo Biado and Francisco Bustamante.
Personally, I think Dennis Orcullo is the best player in the world, but let's make no mistake about it, Thorsten has earned his WPA #1 ranking. Those of us who count him as a friend, myself included, are very happy for him.
Thorsten is a future BCA Hall of Famer, but he'll have to wait until he turns 40 to be inducted (put it on your 2019 calendar).
On a related matter, Thorsten may soon be in the conversation with Willie Mosconi, Ralph Greenleaf and Irving Crane in the discipline of 14.1, but even that is premature.