When Weight Goes Up, But Strength Doesn't

Well that’s something I can definitely agree.

Still, for most people it is good place to start after the basic movement patterns are in control. Just because it is most easiest way to increase strength and muscle is something most untrained people will lack.

But you’re right that one can not increase their strength only by adding mass for a long period of time. And some elite athletes will reach a point, where increasing muscle is not useful/possible any more.

Just if somebody is interested - there’s a thread where CT makes very valid arguments concerning muscle mass and strength: