There, I said it. And I absolutely believe it.
I've watched pretty much every Nuggets game since Melo was drafted (and a good many prior), and while the proof is obviously in the playoff pudding, the team as currently constructed plays better offense, much better defense, and has a deeper bench than any squad of the Melo era, including the team that made that magical run a couple years ago. That team was a couple inbound passes away from getting to the NBA Finals, and I see no reason why a team that's improved in every major respect from that one can't go even farther.
Am I crazy? Or does anyone else see the dead-serious title contender I do?