But as soon as someone makes a proposal for an easy way to lift stones all of a sudden they're big stones, the top is big, and the hill disappears.
Once you accept the obvious that stones were pulled straight up the sides it really doesn't matter where the men are. You could even use longer ropes and use draft animals.
Everyone has a vested interest in the pyramids having been very difficult to build. Everyone wants to believe it required enormous physical exertion on the parts of thousands of men. Why is this?