For what it's worth, I don't personally think the Bundesliga is of that great a standard. It's certainly much better than The Championship though.
German teams have shown in recent years that buying or selling a couple of very good players can have a huge effect. Leipzig perhaps aren't the best example due to how they are financed but they spent some money upon promotion a few years back and have been challenging at the top end of the table ever since.
You don't really see that in any of the other PB leagues.
Another example is Schalke who have gone from 10th to 2nd to 14th in the last few seasons and now back up to 3rd.
BMG averaged a total of 49pts the past 3 campaigns but they sign Thuram, Embolo and today's hero Bensebaini and they are top of the league and on course for 73pts which would be their best in a very long time.
Frankfurt lose Haller and Jovic and they are heading the other way.
The truth is, though, whether the fluctuation in the fortunes of the teams is down to the competitiveness of the league or the overall standard, in FI terms it really doesn't matter that much.
What does make a big difference is how these teams play and almost all German sides play attacking football.
Serie A isn't quite as defensive these days as it used to be. The likes of Napoli, Roma, Lazio and now Atalanta attack more than we were perhaps used to in the past. That being said, the average number of goals in the past two seasons in Serie A is still only 2.67 a game.
EPL last season = 2.82, this season = 2.90.
The Bundesliga is way out in front with 3.17 goals a game last season and an even higher 3.29 so far this.
Goals aren't everything of course and I don't have the stats covering all the other factors that make up a PB score but it's safe to say that the greater attacking styles of play on show in the Bundesliga are creating not only more goals but more assists, key passes, etc too, thus potentially higher PB scores.
So, now all that info is laid out above, my response to the idea that Lautaro Martinez is a better striker than Timo Werner is similar to what others have already said: it doesn't really matter. Personally, I think he needs far more than half a good season to come anywhere near what Werner has achieved so far but, again, that does not matter.
From an FI perspective, Werner is by far the better option right now, for all the reasons already provided by others as well as the stats I've listed in this post.
D-man can keep on disputing everything we are saying if he likes, he's obviously just trying to pump his player and hits out at anyone(everyone) who doesn't agree with him.
Anyone else think he reminds you of Darwin Award Winner Deano (Deano4dawin), the guy who was banned from the forum a few months back? Wouldn't surprise me.