lol wow, bitchslapped ole humbug I like that.
you said more knowledgeable folks so I was staying out of this cause I really dont know much.
but I will give it a try
shorter cycles are infact easier to come off of,reason is not the total amount of gear you use its really the length of time on the gear that gets you.
a generic example would be you can use 1 gram a week of test for lets say 5 weeks and have the same results as a 10 week cycle of 500mg a week
not sure about gains as that is debatable due to training time or whatever but lets talk a recovery standpoint.
you will be shut down no mater what,longer cycles you are shut down for a longer time allowing time for atrophy to set in.
so the longer your testes atrophy the more uncomfortable it is to have them come back.
I have had times where it would feel like I was being kicked in the balls lightly all day, not painful but really uncomfortable.
another pro to shorter cycles is the cost like you said,you obviously buy less gear.
but also your pinning less which exposes you less to the sides that come from that,including infections from general injection hygiene,abscesses from the bolus,scar tissue ect.
but also if you buy enough for a 12 week cycle and only run 8 weeks you have a little left over for whatever reason.
there may be times when you need that little extra from loosing product.
thats about it, really simple really.