Darwin, I too feel your strife with this. I don't have the genetic aptitude for a big chest, glutes or shoulders so it's something that requires dedication and constant work. I feel like I've taken great strides in a years time although I still hear much of myself in exactly what you came here and stated.
Even after reading and searching, I still am unsure as to what is best for guys that feel as though they have a smaller chest and want to work hardest on it, lighter weights with a VERY VERY string focus on form or heavier weights with attention to form but obviously doing less reps. having said that, I don't think there is an ANSWER for it really...so I tend to land in the middle and mix it up a bit.
For what it's worth, I feel like the chest is something that doesn't just get worked out "on its own" like say, the bicep or tricep or core . . . . I think really making sure that you are engaging the muscles (whatever specific area) is the key. That has a made a grand difference for me.
WHAT I CANNOT SEEM TO DO- I'll take any advices here guys- is how to hit the bottom portion of my chest and get that bulked up so its outlined more. I mean I feel it engaged during chest days but I am starting to think there is more I can do for that particular section whereas i just bust my ass on chest in general.
Chucky, just saved 2 links on hypertrophy, lots of reading to do I guess! Thanks.