Wait, so someone who has obviously taken advantage of doing heavy compound lifts (the Olympic lifts in this case), and has developed a massive physique from doing so, is suggesting that compound lifts don't have an anabolic effect? Seriously, think about how ironic that is.
Also, there are a lot of self proclaimed experts out there. Where is this lifter getting his information? How is this lifter's understanding of physiology, or in this case the endocrine system as it relates to the muscular system? My guess is that he really doesn't know what he's talking about, but then again I could be wrong. So, I strongly suggest you ask him where he got his information, then check it out for yourself.