I've been training since 1985. By the time I tried AASs I had been training for 7 years, four of them seriously. I felt that I had reached my genetic potential at that point. Now this was 1992. There was no internet, and information was disseminated by word of mouth, heresay and shit Wieder magazines. Now if I had had the information then, that I have now, I probably would have been able to train naturally for another three or four years before reaching my true genetic threshold.
Any of the young steroid newbies that post here get the same advice; Don't do steroids until you've reached your full potential. Jesus half the kids that are posting here don't have a clue what the hell they're doing. And that is why this forum is so important. It's not heresay (though there are still some fuckwits out there who post and don't have a clue). Guys like Bushy, Morepain, Test, Wideguy, Anthony Roberts, Prisoner 22, etc will all back up any claims they make with solid research information. If none is availible they'll relate their own experiences, so that people can draw there own conclusions, and make valid informed judgements about how they want to approach their training.
We're not having a pissing contest on this forum, it's a support network for like-minded individuals.
P.S. Come over to the Dark Side young padawan!!!!