Not exactly. The Series X is stronger on paper and that’s all I need to know. We may not see a difference in gameplay but that’s not really the point.
Gen over gen this is an improvement for Xbox. And fans like yourself have to essentially work overtime (if you care enough) to convince masses online that TFs don’t matter. Fans like me have no such obligation and merely sit back and watch others combat a major marketing narrative by MS.
Teraflops don't matter, though, never mind allegiance. It's a number (I've been through this will all of my graphics threads on here and not a single user could tell which one of my 3D works had more teraflops [gigaFLOPS are actually what we go by on PC, but same principle] to pad them). Still, I have no stake in this 'console war' (especially with a device that does most things better), but it's telling that you say: "We may not see a difference in gameplay but that’s not really the point". That should be the point. What's on paper is on paper, but real world results are what actually drive things forward. It's like saying a Honda Civic has better specs on paper than a Toyota Corolla and that's all that matters, even if the latter is more reliable, gets better gas mileage/fuel efficiency, and sells more. No matter how much that Civic has the technical bragging rights, Honda will take notes on where they needed to focus.
When you remove a horse from the race, the clouds also begin to disappear.