Yeah, if you have less than decent genetics for this and don't plan on getting all that big overall....or if you have amazing genetics for staying lean in spite of making optimal gains in muscle mass.
Others will fall in between those extremes and should base their decision on the results they actually get...not some number.
Who cares if some other guys gained more than you and had to diet down? The main thing is who makes the most progress years dwn the road.
If they end up freaking huge despite possbly making a few dietary mistakes years later but you and your perfect gaining have less..guess what...they win!
The ends justify the means.