I SAID IT! It's not an opinion, it is a fact! and nobody realizes it! Here are the reasons why:
1. He has LITERALLY fought and defeated Satan...SATAN on numerous occasions.
2. He has telekinesis, which pretty much is a "nuff said" point, but I'll explain why anyway. See, everyone thinks telekinesis is just some power that lets you pick up objects with your mind, but that is not just the case. See, telekinesis can also manipulate universal energy. Since the "chaos" in the Sonic series is technically universal energy, that means Silver can do WHATEVER HE WANTS WITH IT. So if Sega were smart, they would know that in realizm, Silver could easily beat anyone anyway.
3. Even if Sega doesn't realize Silver's true capabilities, he is still quite powerfull as he is, for we've seen that he can hold his own pretty well against shadow, and he can effortlessly...EFFORTLESSLY kick Sonic's true-blue bottom.
4. While other people may only focus on what powers characters have, I like to focus more on the characters themselves (which is why I hate Amy and the babylon rogues so much). Silver, all-and-all has a great personality. And that is what really matters to me.