Strength Before Size? Why?

You asked the same question in April:

As a beginner if you haven’t put on 5-10 pounds since April you need to eat way more. If you have put on weight and a lot of it is fat you need to up your intensity in the gym.

Also this line doesn’t scream intensity either:

[quote]beibitoi wrote:
…while I am doing the rippetoe’s as best as I can, [/quote]
As best I can? What does that mean? No bar? No bench? Physical disability?