Personally, give me a “butterface” (everything about her is hot, but her face) any day. If I’m really into someone, I can find beauty in her face, even if her face is so-so. I’ll start to associate her face, and her eyes, with the things about her personality I find attractive. On the other hand, if I’m in love with someone, but she’s fat, my feelings aren’t going to make her any less fat, and I’m still not going to want to see her naked. This has always been pretty much my stance, even before I really got into lifting.
For me personally, I know that I’ll never have a face that is considered beautiful by conventionaly standards. . .I don’t have the chin or the nose for it. And I don’t feel that reflects on myself negatively. However, I feel that my body is a product of the hard work and sweat I have put into it, and my eating choices, and in that sense it reflects on me positively. And so I would rather have a nice body than a nice face as well.