cb1038, if I came off as anti-CrossFit in any way, let me be the first to correct you. I absolutely love CF, and have benefited massively from the incorporation of their principles into my training. Nowhere in my post did I insinuate that there was anything wrong with their methodology or premises.
I will stand by my statement, however, that CrossFit is just GPP--the goal is to increase work capacity across a broad variety of modal domains, correct? This makes it perfect for those who want to be "fit" (myself included), but not so perfect for those who want to be gigantic motherfuckers (who comprise a large portion of this site's base).
I will also stand by my statement that MANY CrossFitters, yourself apparently included, seem to believe that their way is the only way, and that their goals should be everyone's goals.
I recall a thread on the CF message boards wherein a poster was asking for help in his quest to convince a powerlifter that he should be doing CF. What gives? IF YOU ARE NOT A SPECIALIZED ATHLETE, or if your sport takes place in the "black hole" between pure aerobic/anaerobic metabolic pathways (to quote Cressey's Off-Season Training Manual), then CF is wonderful, and that has been MY personal experience with it (I do not know where you are reading any sort of negativity towards CF itself in my postings).
I merely object to the rabid defensiveness displayed by many CrossFitters when confronted with other equally valid training methodologies. Savvy?