I’m 6’4(193 cm on the line)
I do not believe in hardgainer/ectomorph/pencil-neck type stuff. But, the thing about leverage and relative gains/size/strength is true enough and it is kind of frustrating. I could throw in a couple dozen anecdotes of all the people I know and their appearances with regards to their weight training. But it all basically confirms the fact that, as far as appearance goes, taller guys do get shafted a little bit, it is harder for a tall guy to fill out and really look huge. But, that is overlooking the fact that, while I may not look as big as some of my friends, I’m as strong or stronger than they are. So it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
Ultimately, overcoming these minor hurdles and putting on mass and size, the tall guy is in a much better position to become a fucking monster than anyone else. I think it’s ultimately a boon to be over 6’ tall. I saw this guy down at the park recently, about 6’6 or 6’7, his forearms were about the size of my calves and they were vascular and defined, he had a thick and wide neck and big traps and impossibly thick shoulders. Then to cap it all off, not only was he playing soccer, after a while he removed his shirt and revealed a chiseled 6-pack and monster pecs. Seeing a guy like that is a helluva lot more impressive and noteworthy than seeing my 5’5 friend who is relatively equally ripped.
Although… I do think 6’4-6’6 is the limit. Any taller and you officially enter freak status.
Besides, everyone knows height is one of the most important factors in attracting the opposite sex.