I tend to agree with Peter here.
Standards and benchmarks have their place for both a coach and an athlete. You have to make to make assessments and you need to measure progress but people become obsessed with facts and figures. Rip took those tables out of the book when it was republished and reference to them on his forum tends to send him into a rage.
And those CrossFit standards are absolutely retarded. I saw them the other day for the first time in 4 years (I think) and they just made me laugh.
The rationale for reduced gin intake and the knowledge of the perils of alcoholism and attendant metabolic derangement has almost entirely come from physicians and researchers.