Welcome to the real world, where drug, doctor's appointments, hospital stay, and surgery costs are astronomical.
What you fail to realize is that regardless of the gel's strength as a whole (percentage T of total volume) it delivers 7 to 10 mg of T per day--the SAME amount secreted daily by adult testicles.
YOU didn't realize anyone can have long term success with it. Who are you, the be-all-end-all on TRT or even a medical professional that works in urology or endocrinology?
I love that phenomenon--when people bash things, usually a product or a place, because THEY didn't hear about it, as if they are gods and all-knowing authorities and experts on just about everything.
"Hey Joe, did you hear about that new Greek restaurant?"
"Yeah, it sucks."
"Did you go there?"
"Then how does it suck?"
"It just does. I don't know anyone who likes it."
"Who do you know who went there?"
"Umm, like... I heard... like..."
You'll usually see this sort of shit on Yelp. I even once read a review by someone for a vegetarian restaurant who didn't even attend the restaurant. Her reasoning for her bad review of the place: "I'm just not into a place not serving meat."
Yeah, great, thoughtful review.