so then you do see a reason to front squat.
This is largely how I use front squats. I think they are a great assistance lift for the deadlift.
More importantly though, I think A LOT of powerlifters limit themselves too much in terms of which lifts they perform in training. My own experience has taught me that when you take away variety too much, you end up with a lot of joint problems, chronic pain, etc. You can get away with this, don’t get me wrong. You can cripple yourself in powerlifting and still be capable of moving big weights. I did when my focus was powerlifting. But since I switched to strongman, I’ve continued to get stronger in all my lifts, AND I’m much healthier because I’m incorporating more variety of movement in my lifts. My mobility and athleticism are much better, chronic pain is down, joints are healthier.