OK - I can't let this thread die!!!
So, let's concede the fact that Prince is a more talented musician, writer, composer, arranger etc. We can also throw in that he has FAR better taste in 'love interests'. All that said, who was/is the better PERFORMER? Now I'm sure we could have a pages long debate about what the word "performer" means, but I am using it in the most common way - who put on the best show, who can sing/dance/perform better? Who has better stage presence? Who 'moves the crowd' better? Etc.
Michael or Prince?