The point of the debate was that someone said goretext doesnt even come close to some of the other new techs which is false.
No, it is true. The first link that I provided (as well as numerous other studies and reports) is pretty conclusive on this.
There are plenty of other good brands such as the ones you mentioned which compete with goretext at the high end. No one is fare superior with at best splitting hairs differences between them i.e. goretex has better breathability then eVent
It does not.