Your point is valid, but it hardly disqualifies Roland's points. Most of us believe, after sampling Meyer's work, that she is inferior to Rowling. I've read that same conclusion from both authors and fellow fans. Therefore, I've decided that Rowling is better based on my experiences in my own literary world. It could be that there are professors out there who believe her work brilliant. It could be in 100 years someone will dig Twilight out from a dusty basement and realize that her genius launched a literary movement. Or it could be that she's really a crappy author who happened to entertain teenage girls and grown women by reminding them what it was like to be young and innocent and falling in love. Meanwhile, Pulitzer Prize winners make a pittance of her royalties writing complicated books that most of the population find dull and/or inaccessible. As a side note, Rowling's first book was not very well written. She improved greatly by book two. I wonder if that's because she had more time, more experience, better editors, or all three. I did notice a huge improvement, though. Also, before we start signing Rowling's praises too loudly, she was also a formulaic writer who ran into real trouble in her final book when she left her formula and tried to write a book away from Hogswarts. I'd be interested to see how she does without the school year timeline in future books.