I do also hold Bird a bit higher than Lasseter looking purely at their directing careers. I don't consider A Bug's Life and Cars to be up there with Toy Story 1 & 2, but all three of Bird's are masterpieces.
Regarding Miyazaki, he stands out for me because his films are entirely unique. There's nobody else like him, and he's extremely consistent in churning out amazing movies. At least 5 of his movies are in masterpiece territory for me. Nobody else comes close to that without having at least a couple of stinkers.
Also, he's amazing.