Jolly good. Moving on:-
The shoulder pain may get easier, I agree. My major concern is the "electric shocks", which suggests possible nerve damage? If my "form" is somehow pinching a nerve or worse (as Northcott has convinced me of - "less cushining more pinching"), then I needed to find a better way of eliminating that to prevent possible long-term damage. Even the padded bar didn't help, which really surprised me. Unfortunately, I can still feel the effects in my left arm this morning - uncontrollable movements and a sharp pain every now an then (not associated with movement). It's a lot better, thankfully, and I am hoping for a full recovery (not that I deserve it - I should have stopped much sooner...dumb ass).
Yes, right now I can Powerclean a lot more than I can front-squat because my form is different for the Clean - I support the bar more with my hands (elbows down), so there's no bar contact in the same spot on my shoulders as there is with the front squat. It's not the weight, it's the position.
I know that my current Clean / C&J grip is not considered good form. (I pick a bar up and put it over my head, as opposed to doing a Clean and Jerk, if you take my meaning?).
I think if I can learn to front-squat correctly, I will Clean even more weight - my real goal. CT suggests doing front squats in his Oly lift training programs as one of the ways of improving the C&J lift.
You're quite right. If I hold it with elbows down, there's no significant discomfort at all, and not even a hint of the "nerve issues". All I can feel is the weight of the bar. But both Dan John and CT make it clear that elbows in and gripping the bar is not the way to go if you want to learn to lift heavy.
I will practice the correct grip and forget about "trying to lift more".