I took it as you saying it was a nice gym. Which, I agree with but it doesn't seemed to have helped the guy learn his deadlifts.
But there is a message there. I've sorta noticed that this idea of "hardcore" lifting gyms has become some type of status symbol. You can be a completely ignorant db, but if you workout in a hardcore gym with hardcore lifters, you are credible and doing everything right. I work out in my basement. When I train people they train in my basement. I'd say it's hardcore enough but it ain't filled with every piece of equipment you can imagine including strongman stuff. Not that this pic falls under any of that. You have to remember that sometimes I react in ways that don't have much specifically to do with what you say except that what you say reminds me of something else in general.
People want to think they are different than the normal every day gym goer.
It wasn't that long ago when everyone was saying you had to join a chromey commercial gym filled with lots of equipment (machines) to reach your goals.
Then there is this shift to fundamental ways for training and we hit this other extreme. Where you have to be a member of some down and dirty lifters gym with stones, logs, and squat racks with paint chipping off, dust all over everything, etc. Sounds great except it's the same thing! People don't want change. They want replacement.
So, again, a gym never lifted a weight for me.
And yet, I am STILL saying I could improve that guys lifts.