At the moment I am substituting the trap bar for both squats and deads, so I want the maximum possible ROM to get the most out of it. With high handles it just feels like I'm cheating.
No one cares about it, but I think it's good to have some sort of benchmark all the same. Something like breaking a BW OHP or 2x BW squat is a milestone and let's you know where you're at.
I think that's about right. I first picked it up about a week ago and maxed out at about 240 lbs (at 140 lbs BW) with no previous weight lifting experience or athletic background (except for about 6 months of martial arts). For a deadlift that would put me somewhere in Intermediate which can't be right.
Anyway, it doesn't really matter. I'm just going to keep loading it up until no more plates can fit on. I also want to run an experiment of sorts, using just a trap bar for 6 months or so and seeing what, if any, carryover it has to a squat or a deadlift (neither of which I've trained before).