I cannot stand that forum. It's not a science experiment. I get paranoid when i read through some posts there. They're a bunch of hypochondriacs. Nothing is what it seems there, in terms of reports and doctors opinions.
As for whether it can make or break the process, i highly doubt it. There are millions of men on TRT with gels and pellets and what not and they still do okay and move on. When everything is laid out as it is here and you know what you are doing, it cannot be that tough to the extent of what these jokers do at times.
We discussed this another thread as well where you wanted to dial everything in and not worry about it. There is not a single person in the world that wakes up with the same enthusiasm every day. TRT is a medical treatment for a disease, not a miracle and people find that hard to accept.