imo, wimpy, that is a big problem with trainees in general. the idea that you have to lift heavy every workout, lift to failure, etc.
and that if one is lifting submaximally, one is wimping out. the purpose of training, for most people, is to improve results. submaximal lifting is an important part of ANY exercise program (uness one is a hit weenie).
people who think they need to go in every workout and improve on their last workout each successive time, don't understand how training works, how the body adapts, etc.
HST works, and is based on valid science. how a workout 'feels' is a poor proxy for the efficacy of a program
stick with it, and swallow your pride. if you are a bber, it doesn't matter how much you are lifting in the gym on a given day. it matters how well your development goes. if you are a strength athlete, it doesn't matter what you are lifting on a given day, it matter what you do on the platform.
either way, the purpose of training is to cause improvements, not to impress your fellow gymgoers (unless that IS your goal).
if the latter IS your goal, that's well and good, just understand that training to impress others in the gym is suboptimal training, if you want to improve physique, or platform results