OP you have the right idea. No one has any business taking steroids unless they're ready to blast and cruise. Cycling is retarded and risking permanent shutdown anyway. It's more expensive, less healthy physically and psychologically, and you don't as good of results. You will lose the majority of your gains once you go off cycle, given enough time. And most of us will need TRT in our 40s anyway.
Looks good blast for 12 cruise for 6-12 and repeat. Get blood work done so you keep estrogen under control.
What's irresponsible is to recommend that people cycle, as if it's no big deal, and that they can easily come off. Using hormones is a serious decision potentially requiring a lifelong commitment. So yes if you do even one cycle you should be prepared to be on for life. The decision is up to OP but if he (or anyone else) takes the plunge at all it makes no sense to cycle.
Nobody is "encouraging" people to cycle here. I'm sure you're smart enough to know this but just decided to use an extreme choice of words.
I might partially agree with your overall point if the individual is over the age of 35yrs, but if you think someone in his early twenties has the life experience and foresight to make a decision to stay on for life, you must be a kid yourself.
And if you truly believed this:
why did you tell a 155lb noob in the other thread
without first acertaining his commitment and knowledge of the risks involved?
I PCT and do just fine. I'm not sure why in recent years everyone started saying that you had to stay on for life. A few years ago PCT was the norm, with only dudes making a living from this staying on year round.
Now it seems everyone blasts and cruises. It'll probably shift back to PCT again in a year or so. Swings and roundabouts.