It your going to attack the most powerful country in the manga of course your going to need the element of suprise, they still dont know its akatsuki or pain for that matter.
I'm sorry, while Pain is certainly powerful, and flashy, he just doesn't have the subtlety I'm looking for in a villain, the deviousness of Madara or Orochimaru.
Temperjoke is right. The maliciousness that surrounds mandara and especially oro's actions is wht pain lacks. But I guess he makes up for it with his insane techniques
Pein > Orochimaru, no mather how many threads you make!
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whats the God realm all about? doesnt that make him sort of goddish..
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.