I dunno why people are saying "It is a level 1 spell, therefore it can't be better than a level 5 spell".
That seems really strange to me, because lower level spells being better than high level spells happens constantly in pathfinder. There are many low level spells that are much better than high level spells, and there are a lot of high level spells which don't really do anything useful.
For an easy example: Protection from Evil. Even mind blank doesn't give you the immunity to charm spells like pro evil does, and it is level 9!
In my personal experience, arguing "X shouldn't be more powerful than Y" or anything else based on game balance is usually a pretty strong indicator that the person isn't arguing RAI, not RAW. Or, less charitably, Rules As I Think They Ought To Be (RAITTOTB).