Re: hendrix vs. paige
Considering that Jimi's been dead for decades and his legacy still lives on, I have to go with him. I think if Paige had done more substantial projects/albums in the past decades (like Clapton?) he would be much more "appreciated" for his guitar skills.
I love them both, but Hendrix mostly for his guitar and showmanship (really could care less who was backing him) and Zepplin (in awe) for the the overall package that they created.