This is getting dumb. Regardless of what you might believe, some people may see even BETTER strength gains and development by doing other movements for the same muscle groups.
Just because some of you have had it drilled into your skulls that you simply NEED deadlifts, it does not mean the rest of us who know better are somehow training wrong because we do other movements to get the job done.
This shit gets out of hand when the people acting like you simply MUST do deadlifts to see optimal progress are all much smaller and weaker.
Deadlifts are a great exercise. They are not, however, doing anything magical that my own routine isn't getting done without them.
Yes, there are people who will see even better development from leg presses and hack squats than free weight squats.
The fucking results are what is important, not specifically what exercises you proudly claim to do.
If you think exercises are being avoided because they are "hard" then you are an idiot.