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I'd also like to say that a "magic block" is something that requires nothing to do something, like EE2. AE has none of those thankfully.
You can define 'magic block' as you see fit. I define it differently. A search of the minecraft forums in context shows people using both definitions, so clearly neither of us is wrong.
I will not discuss your assertion that LP needs to get as good as AE, beyond saying I much prefer Logistics Pipes to AE and am very glad that the developers of LP seem to share my opinion.
I suspect that the two mods provide for different people: Logistics Pipes provides the means to build a logistics network to people who want to build it from the ground up, and who enjoy all that that entails. Applied Energistics provides the means to build a logistics network to people who are less interested in that side of things.
To illustrate ... I really enjoy building a logistics network which has the capacity to handle thousands of blocks being inserted into it each minute. Not everybody enjoys that, and fair enough.