Based on my observation, a lot here recommend training for strength first before size, regardless of the fact that the main goal is to increase size.
Asked for the reason why strength is necessary, some will answer that one needs to be familiar first with the compound movements by doing strength training before training for size. If for example, one already knows how to do the compound exercises (with proper form), would you still recommend strength training?
Wouldn't it be easier to achieve your goal for size faster if from the beginning, you already train for size?
I am currently doing rippetoe's program as recommended by most forumers here (My main goal is size). The reason why I am asking this is that, while I am doing the rippetoe's as best as I can, i think i still need to convince myself why I should continue using it.