Let me congratulate you on your ability to leave the ground and put the most distance between you and floor. You know what that means? You're most likely to break a bone on the return.
Proud of your vertical leap, eh? You should also be proud of the rate at which your fingernails grow or your rare ability to to lick your own elbow.
The ability to jump is not an extreme growth curve. Think about all the friends you had who were determined to dunk. How many of them got there? None of them were in the pick up game going down the lane and tomahwaking on your face. Nope, to this day they are still doing strong lay-ups with sweet finger rolls. Nice ups.
The freeing nature of the big man is one never compares their vertical abilities. We literally don't think about it. What's the point?