On JB's program, I lasted 8 weeks before my body definitely told me to deload. I agree wholeheartedly that following a scheduled deload, like on 531, is likely not the best thing for most of us. As much as a newb or 18 y/o may not need to deload, I think the older we get our bodies naturally tell us when to deload, which certainly ain't going to take years.
I'm becoming more of a fan of "instinctive" training like Steve does more and more each day.
My Favorite Part Of Lifting Is Having The Opportunity
Meet PR's: (May 2014) Raw Natural
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 300 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs/500X5
Total: 1315 Lbs