There was a great brewer, brewhobby, that used to post a lot on the boards (but has disappeared for the most part)
Blatz, I'm going to hijack this thread for a second: I know brewhobby (same club, too) and he was a great brewer. Opinionated certainly but a really good brewer. Sadly, he's moved on to some other things and I don't think he's brewing much, if at all, anymore. I miss seeing him and sampling his beers.
That said, I agree that big beers do seem to benefit from sitting on the yeast during bottle conditioning. Even during a judging session, often those bigger beers that have been counter-pressure (or similar) bottled for the comp don't have the same complexity--a generalization but an observation made.