Been ages since I've listened to "Isle of Wight" but I agree that the version of "Tommy" is better than "Leeds". However, I don't really give a shit about *any* version of "Tommy" so the '95 version of "Leeds" (which only has "Amazing Journey/Sparks") is still the best live Who.
Maybe as a PR I should hate the '61 version of "West Side Story" but I grew up on it and think it's pretty charming despite its charms (and I'm speaking as someone who's seen the stage show a couple of times as well). Yeah you can nitpick certain details but the songs arguably shine through.
Need to revisit "Blackstar" but it's my go-to pick for best Bowie album (though both "Station To Station" and "Hunky Dory" are up there too) and I'm pretty sure I disagree re: "Lazarus" and the title track being the weakest cuts but it's pretty consistent all the way through IMO (which was always a problem for Bowie, even on his best albums).
Being a Stones fan who doesn't like their "bluesy" stuff sorta seems like being a Floyd fan who doesn't like their "trippy" stuff and I find it pretty bizarre that you can't even appreciate Taylor's soloing during "Sympathy". Am sure I've posted this before but the "Let Your Leeds Lungs Out" bootleg from '71 is the best live Stones IMO: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpdfJhDAfehGu4FCvVfopv16QVDH34XPq