We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Good technique is essential. Do them wrong (eg lifting with your back) and you can hurt yourself. Do them right - it's not complicated - and your whole body gets stronger including your back. Deadlifts prevent aging! Mrs. BD does them weekly, and swears at by them.
As I have said before, intense physical exertion and weights have left me feeling more "physical," more athletic, less in my head and more "in my body" than I have felt since high school. Sounds new-agey but it feels good, especially since I gave up on trying to be smarter than my IQ and talent permit.
Do you do your deads with a regular bar or trap bar?
Sumo or conventional?
RDLs (Romanian deadlift)?
Snatch grip leads (from rack)?
Have you ever tried one leg "straight" leg deads (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uA1PLNIWK8)
I tend to rotate the different variations every month.