I never did deads on a regular basis. I did them once or twice when training with two other guys, but it was never something done on a regular basis. My back pic is above. I just took that two days ago with no pump after getting off work.
As for squats, I got up to nearly 500lbs on those before I started to add in my leg presses (I didn't feel comfortable trying to go any heavier than 4 plates a side meaning I felt at risk of injury).
I am not against deadlifts OR squats. In fact, there is no doubt that squats work to build a great deal of size. There are simply alternatives that may work even better for some people after they gain an initial base of size.
I do think squats are something no beginner should avoid unless there is an injury.
deadlifts are not needed in my opinion. There are too many other alternatives.
I do mostly Hammer Strength for back training now along with lat pull downs. I also HOLD THE CONTRACTION now when doing lat pull downs to squeeze that muscle. My lats didn't start to stick out until I slowed the weight down....but this was also after I had built enough strength to do the whole stack slowly.