Safety is not my reason at all, an Epistance cycle requires two items: Nolvadex or clomid, and Epistane.
If I was going to do a proper AAS cycle, I'd use Testosterone Ethanate, so I would need to know how to inject properly, I'd need some ethanol, needles, syringes. I'd need to know what to do if an injection went wrong, the signs of a bad injection etc.
I would then do a test stasis and a taper, so I'd be doing this for 20 weeks, also I'd need to buy some Adex, possibly some Proviron, Caber and HCG depending on how I react to it.
So yeah, way more room for error, so it is not as 'safe' in that regard.
But I wasn't worried about safety in the first place, It's more about the cost and practicality side of it.