Coming out my dog's butt in runny, dark brown sludge form? no.
I personally have not fed Orijen to my dogs, it wasn't readily avaliable in my area back when I fed kibble. I did feed a comparable food though, and it just flat out did not work for either of my boys. I think ingredients and credibility of the company are right on par, but then when it comes down to performance with a particular dog, it's hit or miss.
I have been feeding Bam Bam Orijen large breed puppy since 8 weeks, I have recently started rotating in Acana Grasslands(also made by championfoods and grain free). I think its the best kibble for my dogs. They do well on it and it is top quality food.
I agree for the most part with the OP but would include all of Champion as the best food.
My guys are doing so great on Acana...poops are all in the top category on your guys' handy dandy poop chart. No gas. Nothing negative...coats are the best they've ever been. They adjusted to Acana so fast it was scary...I'm normally a big proponent of slow transitions...I did a quicker than normal transition to Acana and it didn't faze any of them.
So yes, all in all...Orijen/Acana....wonderful, wonderful foods. Evo/Natura certainly belong in the team picture also. We would be splitting hairs to debate which is better. Rotate both.
Salty and I agree on almost everything....but I will say I somewhat disagree with the notion that the food your dog does best on is the best.....hmmmmmm, kind of. But I also think your guys can appear fine, eat whatever food you are giving them...and it may not be the best. Diamond is a good example. I flat out don't like the company. Many people love their food(though I think they love the cost more than anything)....and swear their dogs do great on it. Still, I don't think its the best food or company for them.