Quickblade22, pretty tough to argue that the new prints aren't vastly superior, but that classic blue/black barding is still one of my favorites, and it's hard to beat white dragon plumes!!
I was going solely on the figure and not the mounts or their gear. Dragon Plumes were wonderful and it's a shame they are no longer produced.
What if we took this in a new direction..... everyone makes their own "best knight" and we have a bit of a competition! That way, people can mix all of the best elements of both the new AND classic parts of their collections to make the all-time "ultimate knight"!
Well, I think it would warrant a new and separate topic. If you decide to go that route, I'd suggest making it a "purist" ultimate knight. No 3rd party items, no self customizing (painting, sculpting, cutting, gluing, decals, etc), and no mounts. The above post would be a prime example of what I'm talking about.