We agree on the set/rep thing for sure. And yeah, as I said, I don't like the exercise selection/amount much either.
Yates' stuff works perfectly fine for getting strong across the board... Unless the guy is built for benching for example, I wouldn't go with some relative-strength thing or even starting strength (I mean yeah, he can do it, but really, he may as well get stronger on more lifts).
I agree with that. But I'm not sure what it has to do with the yates thing. Tracking progress on key lifts for every major bodypart is a main component of every routine yates has ever done... Same with most other big, strong bodybuilders really.