I don't mean to start a new thread, but here is my review of Branch Warren's performance at the 2011 Arnold:
Bodybuilding today is judged based on size and condition predominantly with structure and posing not counting for what they did back in the day. With that standard in mind I think it's clear why Branch won as he was the biggest and best conditioned bodybuilder at the contest.
More photos of Branch at the show which give a clear idea of his thickness and conditioning:
I think a reasonable question would be: Does Branch have what it takes to win the Mr. Olympia? Given that he beat he has beaten Dennis Wolf and Dexter Jackson more than once now and he beat Phil Heath and Kai Greene in 2009. The only person he has yet to beat is Jay Cutler and if Jay showed up looking as he did in 2007 or even 2008 I think Branch could win. Of course this would be a combination of Branch Warren's consistency as well as some other top competitors coming in off but I do believe it can happen.