I really appreciate the tremendous time and effort the vets around here put into giving advice and explaining the science and art of AAS usage. I've been lurking for quite some time now and feel indebted to you all.
I'm 21 and am very seriously considering using AAS. I know I don't need the drugs; I know that I could continue making gains without them. Nevertheless, I'm very much interested in hopping on the fast-track.
I'm trying to get a realistic appraisal of any additional risks I'd assume by starting now instead of waiting a few more years. I'm definitely done growing, so growth plate closure is irrelevant. Much like Kayveeay, I have little concern over compromising my 'ultimate potential' as I don't aspire to be a competitive bodybuilder or powerlifter; I don't need to save my 'ace card' so to speak. I'm also mature and disciplined enough to both be safe and train/eat properly to maximize gains. Reading through Kayveeay's log and the Steroid Myths and Teenagers thread, I can't help but think that I'm not really assuming extra risk by starting now.
Truly reliable information on this topic is hard to come by - am I missing something important?