Cool thread. I'd like to see more pics of comparisons at contest shape and off season shape.
The reason for this is simple. All new lifters see those pics at contest shape and they can be deceptive. The muscles 'pop' with the low bodyfat and they are swelled up, have good lighting, etc.
When new guys see pics of them in the off season, then they suddenly don't want to train like them because they aren't 'jacked.' They need to see the phases that these guys go through to understand proper training methods.