I dont know about you guys but I've come to develop a new kind of respect for Whitebeard after reading the manga and watching the anime. I gave Oda a lot of props fro creating a character like him. In all the anime's that I've watch, Whitebeard just move at the top of my list as an all time favorite (Goku, Jiraya, Kenpachi, Reborn, Alucard, Baki & etc). He's very powerful but i think his true strenght comes from the love and respect that he got from his crew, allies and even enemies.
Whitebeard is a True Legend!!!