I don't happen to agree with this.
I have met a handful of excellent sorcs/sages though who push the limit, but haven't been outdone by them. They get me pretty low though if they are on their game, and I'm talking these few were like top 1% of their class.
Fair enough, I would not be surprised if the best sorc/sage in the game plays on my server. I should have changed good to excellent or perfectly played. Either way what is your answer to the layout I purposed? Or have they the sorcs/sages you play against not discovered that route to victory against you yet?