I opened this thread with a certain expectation ... Pharoah Sanders.
So then I thought, "Well okay, the creator of the list was not a fan," and then expected to see his name mentioned several times by those pointing out the oversight in the thread.
So then I went through 181 posts (yep, all of them), and found one minor reference to him. Frankly, Sanders would be in my top tier of Coltrane, Rollins and Shorter, and my listening habits would bear that out.
I am not drawing a line in the sand or anything, but wondering aloud why, for those of you who would offer an opinion on the matter. The only thing I think of is that many of the top mentions are playing in the same stream -- or at least similar streams, while Sanders may feel to some like he is off in the weeds someplace. I also noticed that Rahsaan Roland Kirk did not garner much attention and the same could be said for him.
I appreciate your thoughts.