I think with athletics in general, you can only compare the standout athletes to those who are competing in the game at the time, or era in question. With constant advances in nutrition, supplementation, and training techniques, new methodologis are available to all of the athletes.
The issue I think with steroids, is the fact that at the moment, they are illegal. Still, they are available to every ballplayer should he choose to make use of them. It does not belittle natural skill, or effort, or dietary issues, it's just one more aspect that can be attended to.
Now I'm no sports fan, and my attention paid to this whole A-Rod thing has been the main headlines in the newspapers, but I gotta agree with the Ronnie Coleman example someone else made. If Ronnie's using the same 'stuff' as everyone else, and he's at the top, then it must be more than just the drugs that creates his champion caliber physique. If Steroids are indeed used all across sports, then wouldn't A-Rod standing out exemplefy a similar champion level degree of skill?
As to Waylander's not being a fan of natty physiques,.. well, that's because what we're used to seeing has progressed so far beyond that. Sure, most of the bodies in the magazine are geared, but imagine a new baseball player came on the scene, and was amazing by 1960's standards.... well, most folks who are accustomed to seeing the players of the 2000's wouldn't bat an eyelash... see where I'm going here?
It's all audience based. Nothing wrong with that, but you also have to understand the difference in viewpoints between someone like Waylander, who aspires to be a pro BBers, and the average guy who loves training, and would be impressed by an average dude who weighed 180 lbs, but had single digit bodyfat.