I almost read everything you wrote and I did use many of your advices in my training. I had almost no results in a year, but thanks to your help, the last 4 months was fantastic.
I was 215 Lbs in February and bulk to 243 Lbs (beginning of July). I did only take 1 inch on my waist. I'm stronger than I have ever been, my deadlift has gone from 145X10 to 275x5, squat 135x10 to 285x6, bench from 185x6 to 225x4 or 205x10. I was not able to do a pullup at 215, but was able to do 4 at 243. Now I did diet down to 227 and my strength has still gone up.
There is many many thing I learned from reading you as a beginner, and I'm pretty sure I'll save "years" and my progress will be much faster, thanks to you.
Have a nice day