When I was looking for a routine to follow, I was on fence as to what was more important:
To look strong, or to be strong.
I chose strength, and I feel fortunate I did. My gym has a fair amount of bodybuilder type guys and, to be honest, I didn't want to follow in their footsteps.
Most of them have good bench presses, but don't do standing presses, power cleans, full squats, or deadlifts. You can tell just by looking at them, and how they move, that they lack grace, function, and strength. It's funny, even though I've only been in the gym for a short time, I swear I can tell whether someone power cleans or not the moment I meet him.
Don't get me wrong, everyone has their own goals, but what motivates me is that sense of power an advanced strength athlete exudes.
And that's something a man just can't fake.
I checked your profile, Cprimero, and it states you've been lifting for over ten years. 6'2" and 250 lbs. Very impressive.
Rip once mentioned I'd probably need to be around 260 lbs for my height ... I laughed, but given I've now put on 38 lbs (three more today), that doesn't seem like such an impossible goal.