This link says "Think of a deadlift as a squat, only the bar is in your hands rather than on your back". I'd say I really feel comfortable and can handdle heavy weight in this form. But what I've seen from others( lots of training vidieos, pro DVDs..) they're all doing in more SLDL like form in regular DL.
Let me say, the starting form explaind in that link above:
hips are in very low
back angle is like 45 degree
but what mostly I saw form other is:
hip position is higher
back is almost horizontal