If you have hit plateaus, it may not be that you need to lift more. It may be that you need to pay closer attention to your conditioning.
People tend to not like what they can't quantify, so battling ropes get mistakenly treated as an afterthought.
I have many favorite presses. French press. The free press. Full court press. Jamie Pressly. And, the Landmine Press.
We are becoming a swipe left society.
Call me silly but I believe pulling maximal loads gets you pretty damn "generally prepared".