The west has a team with a winning record that will miss the playoffs. I'll agree that the top 3 in the east are better then the top 3 in the west but overall the west is better. Hell after the top 3 in the east no one would make the playoffs in the west.
Thats just looking at overall records. Keep in mind those Eastern teams dont get to play the Kings, the Thunders, the Clippers, etc 3-4 times a year. Look at the East record vs. the West this year 231-218. 8 teams in the East (including our Bobcats!!!) have winning records against the West this season! The Cavs are 26-4 against the West! I feel like the West teams are built better for the regular season, and the East teams are better built for the playoffs.