Reaperfan, I'm a huge fan of your posts. I only lurked on the other forums so you don't know me, but once again you nailed it square on the nose.
There is going to be a certain level of variance between characters in what stat they decide to level if the bracket was higher. Getting into full Havels would be the smart thing to have happen first, its just the best investment for soul levels. While some people may hang on to their sorceries and others may level faith first to keep miracles they have grown used to using, the higher and higher you go the worse the homogenization between characters gets. Eventually you will max out intelligence and be forced to dump points into a new damage stat eventually that damage stat will also cap and so on and so forth. With everything at 99 2 different characters have no soul anymore.
Also I don't mean to totally discredit Scudman's account of high level pvp. Human nature is human nature and all that. Its just that in an intellectual discussion, I can't take anecdotes into consideration if the numbers say different.
I think Scud is a good guy, I don't want to come off as angry. This is not an argument, just a heated debate between passionate players having a disagreement.