Paul played a phenomenal game. I just cannot believe he snowballed everyone like that. I cannot think of a situation in which he will not win simply because everyone will be impressed with his game play
I do agree he played a phenomenal game. I do think, however, production stacked the deck in his favor. Several houseguests listed him as their favorite player in preseason interviews; he was given those friendship bracelets to form immediate bonds with half the house, and then given THREE! weeks of protection. I can understand one just to get him out of the gate, but THREE?!?
Still, yes, he railroaded them all. But I don't think I'd include him in the pantheon of greats like Dr. Will, Dan Gheesling, Derrick, etc.
To your second point - it would be INSANE if Josh somehow won the final HOH and evicted Paul. That would rival Vanessa's loss a few seasons ago. Josh winning something on his own, though...not likely.