I agree with the "better" comment. Let's not get into the "who's better" arguments, though, because there are players out there who make Steve and Joe look like amateurs when it comes to legato. Allan Holdsworth and Brett Garsed, to name but two.Better is subjective, i dont think anyone can beat satch's phrasing.
His legato stuff on the Crystal planet album was all pretty hot, that was only like 1998 i think.
Listen to Time, last time i saw him live he still nailed all the legato, i wouldnt call it shoddy