well to you i apologize. but my point is simple. i can go for peaky all out hp just as well as anyone else. for my motor with heads and the rest of the required combo. a 285adv intake and 304 adv exhaust cam with .500/.550 lift and 116.5 seperation dialed at 0 degrees advance produces a peak at 7200 with a good average torque and a few average hp(~10) over advancing it 5 degrees and losing peak hp numbers. on a sim of course. i will personally take the average torque and shift it early to gain up until the two hp curves swap. the small rpm advantage and peak hp advantage is nearly useless. 700 extra rpm and a handful of hp is not worth losing so much area up until they cross. for example. a short runner intake on a 96 cobra makes 20 peak hp more than the stocker at 6200. but it losses 20 lb-ft until 5500. that's a better illustration of my philiosphy rather than the extremism examples laid out by others.