If you want to compare potential with gear, you have to compare the very best Mempo for Archon versus the very best rare Wizard hat for Sleet Storm. Rare Wizard hat can potentially be 300 int, 6cc, and 7 extra RoF CC. Compare that to 9 ias, 6 cc, and 200 int on Mempo, and Sleet Storm's best helm - from a dps perspective - is better than that of Archon's best. However, 6cc Mempo's are easily available (if you have the gold) whereas a rare Wizard hat like this for Sleet Storm probably doesn't even exist yet.
Not saying I'd necessarily win (unless it was VoA, where I'd trounce all over them due to Teleport shortcuts and never having to worry about refreshing Archon cooldown on trash), but I'd give them a DAMN good run for their money. Anyone up for the challenge? :)
1. People should start picking up wizard hats, seriously. I know I did after spending hours on the RoF CM research where I often needed specific helms but was surprised how there´s very few on AH with the right rolls, if at all (crit chance, APoC, RoF).
2. As for the challenge, the following two should be able to solve this argument in actual gameplay.
The 1 hour demonic essence farming challenge (VotA elites)http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8568378716
The 1 hour Fields of Misery loot farming challenge (FoM trash)http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9309300922
I personally don´t have the gear to make a competitive effort with my Wiz but a lot of you guys have optimized builds for different farming situations, so why not give it a shot?
It´s not just about class comparison, it´s also about build comparison within a class. There´s already a few results from CM wizards (Avoid & Mental), I´d love to see some Sleet Storm and Archon ones.