I'm not going to argue about the 8 int genius or the guy who obviously has no muscle mass having an 18 strength. I've explained why I think having con as an attack stat for a martial fighter type makes no sense to me. Feel free to disagree.and yet I provided an explanation for a diffrent take that you seem to miss.
my statement is the game will balance better and we can pull examples that we can use from tropes... We can get more varied stats if we reward putting stats in other places (as opposed to punish)
When I started playing D*D all melee attacks were str I argued all the time Dex should matter more, 6ish years later they let you spend a resource to use dex with some weapons, then after another 12ish years just made some weapons use what ever is better.
okay if the player used this picture what stops them from having an 18 str? What is wrong with this being a competent warrior if that is what the player wants?
who does not? That isn't rocky nor did I or anyone suggest it was.
why not? do you not know there are light and heavy weights? Would you except that picture as lifting 150lbs and carrying it all day without tiring? what about push..pull/draging 300lbs? cause if not you are saying that ISN'T a str 10 (and I think I gave rocky a 12)
again strength constitution and dexterity are not 3 separate things in real world, at least not like they are in D&D. it's why weight lifting doesn't make you a good boxer, but dance classes might.
in the real world training trumps all and stamina and will power aide more in training then strength.
Strength, con and dexterity are different thing in the game, which is all I care about. I'd also argue that they are very different things in the real world as well. A steroided out body builder can be very unhealthy, I've known people that were very strong but had low dex and vice versa. In the real world acrobats have to have a pretty good strength in addition to dexterity but that's just an example of D&D's oversimplification of reality.
But I'm not going to address the accuracy of D&D, nor am I going to bother responding to the red herrings.