Look at who is educating the general public and has the larger advertising budgets.....supplement companies.....like EAS and their Muscle Media magazines....where are people getting their information from?
John's point is well taken, for some athletes, the protein requiretments are actually pretty low, for strenght athletes, not so much. Every athlete I know has felt a positve bump from the 1g/LB ratio josh pointed out.
OTOH, I have family friend, currently a guest of the state who has been gaining gobs of lean muscle and strength on pretty much oatmeal and tater tos. his max protein per day is a cup of scrambled eggs.
Thus, the thread title remains relevant, "What works for you?"