I think someone in this thread saying that's akin to taking two steps backwards, to go one step forwards.
I wanted to do the same thing, but then I thought about it, my number are hardly great, underneath the fat I do have there is not much muscle. Why fucking put yourself through the headache and trouble of cutting down to nothing, only to have this "clean slate?" It's so much wasted time that could be spent getting stronger. And I don't know about you, but for the week that I did "cut" I found it so demotivating to see my lifts stall, or suffer. It feels so much better walking into the gym everyday and breaking PRs.
All i'm saying, is that maybe swallowing ones pride and letting go of vanity for a couple of months might be a better means to an end.
But yeah, I dunno. My opinion. Different strokes for different folks eh