Hopefully, you meant AMD makes as good or better chips than intel, but intel is riding on name and customers ignorance.
But, I think you mean Bosch is superior, and shimano is scrambling to stay in the game.
I don't know what flame war or VGB means,
But I think emco5 was being overly generous with Bosch making good washing machines.
If you're old enough, Bosch means overpriced European car parts maker that gave euro cars a bad name because of expense to repair them. If you're not, but are shopping expensive household appliances- you recognize the name. Otherwise, the end caps at Walmart, oreilys, etc..... proudly display their windshield wipers.
And of course they are the most recognizable ebike- because they forgot to hide their battery in downtube, even though the mfg has already retooled t0 except their motor. Why the mfg's would go along with having the battery look like an afterthought can likely be explained by.......... nobody.
E-mountain bike magazine is already calling shimano the best motor/drive leaving all others to catch up.
I watched Shimano decimate PENN fishing reels(in the last 20 years)with technology and quality that left PENN a shadow of themselves and only remaining in business by copying Shimano stuff, but in a inferior way.
SHIMANO(fishing) is not in the parts business- any noise or troubles with their reels- you mail them to Shimano in Irvine, they completely r&r it.... bearings, drags, anything reel needs- charge you $20.00 labor, n/c for parts. Period!
They don't question if you've been running heavier line than reel is rated(dongles) or squirm about how you used your reel. Their quality does the talking.
The only thing scarier than Shimano entering your market is YAMAHA. Especially if it has to do with 2 wheel powered fun.
Personally, I own an st1, st2, and just bought a brose 45kph. Don't regret buying any of them. 2 years from now, I'm pretty sure I'll be deciding between Yamaha and Shimano.