Of course. That's only natural when giving subjective opinions but that doesn't mean some measure of objectivity can't come into play too. It does for me anyways and seems to for most others here as well.
Same as above. You admit that you're ovarrating Taker/Show right? How can it be considered a classic match then? Classic match to you, yes, but we aren't talking about your favorite matches or even Taker's greatest matches. We're talking classic matches, the cream of the crop, the best of the best, classics. There has to be some measure of objectivity in this discussion otherwise it turns into your favorite matches list. Many people loved the Punk/Henry match on Raw a few weeks back and rate it as one of the best MOTY. Does that make it a classic? I don't think so. It makes it a favorite match of that person, a highly rated match to that person and alright then, lets stretch it to a classic to that person. I'm still of the belief that you have to be somewhat objective when listing truly classic matches though. I love Cena/HHH from Mania 22, think it's an awesome match and a kickass Mania main event but I wouldn't call it a classic match. I feel that's what you're doing with half the matches on this list. I also love both Taker/Orton matches but I wouldn't call them classics either, just really really good, amazing even, matches. That's the difference.
Yes, I am admitting Taker/Show isn't a classic and I wouldn't really call that a classic looking at it objectively.
Still, if I was being entirely subjective, let me tell you which matches would be considered classics in my eyes, just to give you the level of difference:
vs. Bret Hart Summerslam- ****1/2 (Old old rating, need to re-watch it, and haven't seen their ONO or have no recollection of it)
vs. HBK BB97- *****
vs. Kane WM14- ****
vs. Austin Summerslam 98- ***3/4(this would be there just due to how big the match was in my childhood and looking back completely subjective, it's one of my favorite matches of all time)
vs. Mankind (****... this is a classic for obvious reasons. Definitely not it's technicality, and HHH/Foley's was better in that department, but just how epic and remembered the match is, plus the fact it wasn't terrible by any means makes it a classic)
vs. Austin FL99- ****
vs. HHH WM17 (best of their matches imho)- ****
vs. Austin JD01
vs. Jeff Hardy Raw Ladder Match- ***3/4
vs. Flair WM18- ***3/4
vs. Lesnar Unforgiven 2000- ****
vs. Angle SD 02- ****1/4 (need to re-watch)
vs. Lesnar NM03- ****3/4
vs. Cena Vengeance 03- ****
vs. Angle SD for WWE Title- ****3/4
vs. Orton WM21- ****1/4
vs. Orton Summerslam- ****
vs. Orton SD- ***3/4
vs. Ortons Casket Match- ***3/4
vs. Orton HIAC- ****1/4
vs. Angle NWO06- ****3/4
vs. Angle SD after NWO- ****1/4
vs. Batista WM23- ****1/2
vs. Batista Backlash LMS- ****
vs. Batista Cage SD- ***3/4
vs. Batista Cyber Sunday- ****1/4
vs. Batista HIAC- ****1/4
vs. Edge WM24- ****1/4
vs. Edge Backlash- ****
vs. Edge SS08- ****3/4
vs. Big Show NM- ***3/4
vs. Big Show CS- ****1/4 (Let's swap this to the subjective side)
vs. HBK WM25- *****
vs. HBK WM26- ****1/2
And that's pretty much my completely subjective list. This isn't even all my favorite Taker matches, but if I were to just take my personal enjoyment into account, these are classics in my mind. If I actually watch the matches and think about things, what went wrong, what looked odd, etc. etc., well... it lowers me down to the matches I have. Even just ignoring the star ratings and looking at the list of matches, I'd say all the ones I put in my first list are fair to call classics in some regard (even Taker/Show as a clash of goliaths).
But yeah, I was being as objective as possible with that first list, but as Razor pretty much pointed out, there's always going to be some level of subjectivity. That subjectivity that will make you have more HHH matches on the list than me and less Taker matches. I don't honestly think it's possible to be primarily objective, even when you try to be when it comes to something you've invested a lot of time into. I think the best objective list would be to have someone who has never watched or heard of wrestling or any of it's stars, watch each of the best matches of these guys and put a list of their own, with no prior knowledge or even a small bias of someone else being put in their head.