Cheers for a more sympathetic eye. And I can see how 5/3/1 is simple, but seeing as I am now on the last term of freshers year at university, things are going to be pretty nuts as I want to make the most of the partying before the real work starts, thus my inclination towards a program that does not require as much committment and will allow steady gains despite having to work out hungover most of the time. Hardcore committed training and freshers year strangely don't seem to mix too well, which is why I have found that reduced volume has been working better, if simply just to keep me sane. Don't take it as me lacking balls, or not being interesting in weight training, as I have already proven to myself that I both have balls and am greatly interested.
Yes I will try 5/3/1 in the near future, but as a temp program I want to try something like this. If only for the sake of trying to find out what my body responds well to.
So you say more volume? In that case, would 3x5 deadlifts be more fitting?