minimal described exactly what I have on my left hand. I was just thinking about trying to desensitize it...but it doesn't sound like that worked for you. I'll try getting the bar deeper into my hand, but I honestly don't feel that will work. It is not a pinching of the skin. That is something I can and have coped with in other lifts.
The pain is amazingly intense, to the point where just the bar is too much. Having lifted for years, doing kickboxing and jiu-jitsu, I'm no stranger to pain, but this is honestly on a whole different scale. I'm content just doing clean and jerks, but I'd love to start snatching one day a week.