An excellent question, and an excellent answer in these two posts.
In my case, I never used high dosages in any of my cycles and my longest cycles lasted 12 weeks...most were alot less that this. When I 1st took up weight training, my intent was never to use steroids in the beginning, and I didn't start using them til I had roughly a good 12 years of natural training under my belt. My "steroid" gains were slow but consistent, and I strongly believe my approach (and my obsession with "safety") resulted in helping me reach close to the biggest bang for the minimum amount of assistance.
Going back to natural training after knowing the enhanced recuperative and nutrition partitioning effects of anabolics was difficult, but nevertheless a good "perspective' change for me. For awhile there, I expected that due to my "smart" anabolic intake approach (what I thought was smart that is) that I would keep a majority of my gains if I kept up with the level of training I was capable of doing when using assistance. What I have discovered is that one can keep a fairly good amount of gains made, but it will never be at that level as when you were "on". The assistance also guarded you against training injuries if you trained smartly.....that guard is gone when the assistance is gone and so even more care must be taken when designing training approaches...especially how you plan your heavy training loads.
I would by completely dishonest if I said I would never use anabolics again. Anabolics, to me, are simply NOT the evil that the media and die hard naturalists believe them to be. I think the kamikaze steroid users are the ones to give steroid use for physique or strength enhancement a bad name, but there are still a few of us around who I believe used these substances as "tools" and real "supplemention" rather than relying on them solely.
And this is why certain supplement advertisement "phrases" really catch my eye such as "feeling pumped all the time", or "nutrient partitioner". As I have mentioned in livespills and other posts, these are getting into that beautiful realm of what my experience with low dosage anabolics has been. Most of these phrases are advertised by, in my humble opinion, less reputable companies than Biotest, but they still catch my eye nonetheless.