A key factor in strength athletics or any endeavor for that matter is to have a vision, a long term goal of what you want to become and a road map of how to get there. The problem I see is a lack of patience and planning. Lifters what it now or in the next 8 weeks and if not than screw it they'll try again in 6 weeks or just quit. The best guys have put in years upon years in the weight room and have consistently busted their ass with lifting, recovery, and nutrition to get there. There are no genetic freaks in powerlifting those guys play on Sundays and get paid millions, powerlifters that are great are hard working do whatever it takes kinda people with a plan and a vision in place to get them there.