A very reasonable question.
I want to hop on gear to progress faster and be able to train with greater intensity; I love pushing myself to the limit. I wish I could induce intracranial hemorrhages every day in the gym... and then go for a long run to calm down - without jeopardizing gains. Thus, I'm sure that I'll get on at some point. So, why not now? I also imagine that some elements of cycling will be more fun while I'm still in school .
Perhaps by taking AAS I'd just be circumventing a valuable character building process, but I tend to be a little skeptical of such notions. I think that many ostensibly character building experiences are labelled as such so that people can rationalize and take pride in their past suffering. From my admittedly immature vantage point, character appears to be built through a) setting difficult goals for oneself and then following through with them, and b) putting oneself in new and uncomfortable situations. I'm not sure that use of AAS would detract from this process.
Furthermore, I've spent (and will spend) FAR more money on food, protein, vitamins, fish oil, creatine, etc. than I would on gear. Other than the food, none of these things is strictly necessary. If I - like many others - am willing to spend as much time, effort, and money as I do to progress as fast as possible naturally, why not just take the extra step and get stuff that REALLY works?
Seriously, I've dialed in some quality sources, and it looks like I can get everything I need for $200 (and have plenty of Dbol + ancillaries left over). If we're talking finances, that's a FAR more efficient use of my money than buying supplements.
I imagine it may sound like I've completely made up my mind. This is not the case. While I'm obviously very motivated to go through with it, I'm willing to reconsider.