A question today was posed: "What if I don't want to be a weightlifter?". The response was blunt to the outside observer: "Maybe you need to find a different program".
Now this may seem a bit harsh, however let's examine what we're trying to achieve...Do we show up in the dead of morning or after a hard day of work to get stronger? How about faster? How about more efficient, or mobile? Or able to endure crushing workloads? Of course the answer is yes. Do we settle for being competant in one area at the expense of others? Of course the answer is no.
Roughly everything we do can be broken down crudely into four categories: Weightlifting, Track drills (sprinting, jumping, throwing etc.), Gymnastics, and for lack of a better term, Mono-structural Endurance Activities (running, rowing, swimming, cycling). Now, if we have these modalities available to us that can cover the gamut of fitness we're seeking, why would we choose not to use and embrace these tools?
Perhaps the term weightlifting might put you off, but we want it. But it doesn't stop there. We don't limit what we want to be. We want to be weightlifting, sprinting gymnasts with horse-like lung and work capacity. Mediocrity is not an option. Want it all.