To be honest, I haven't played either for a long time but I was always a Pro Evo guy. I seem to remember getting a memory card from somewhere that had all the names of the players edited correctly. Anyone else remember that? What's Pro Evo like these days?
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.