Am I the only one who think Senju Hashirama is stronger than Sarutobi Hiruzen, the apparent "God of Shinobi"?
Seriously. I don't get why that old man is considered so amazing. Sure, he was Hokage, he lived a long time, and all that, but to say he surpassed the First seems....unreasonable.
My reasoning: Senju Hashirama > Uchiha Madara + Kyuubi > Kyuubi > Sarutobi Hiruzan, who, apparently, is better than Hashirama.