This is the way I interpret Everyman stating that PR is "undemocratic".
Relating it to another PR (proportional representation)...a way of forming a govt. (used in Scotland) is thought to be a more precise way of representing power in government that the "first past the post system". It's not ideal, it just "minimizes" the problem of putting an entity in power that is not necessarilly endorsed by the majority of the people.
That analogy alongside what Everyman says. PR9 sites all other things being equal (like content) against a PR5 site....PR9 wins.
It's like saying a high PR is writing superior content, is more knowledgable, and is just plain and simply superior.
I thought the idea of a "democratic leader" (ie number one SERP) is that it is "first among equals". PR convolutes what is TRULY number 1! That would be the content.
Still, Google does the best job of empowering a SERP to #1 compared to others...and PR is what allows this to happen.
Spam doesn't help. My 0.02....seems being an anti-google person means having more issues than one! :)