all anecdotal of course…but these are some faily intense guys…shit, they would probaby inject battery acid directly into their eyeball if they though it would actually give them a 10% boost over a competitor…
but yet not one of them take creatine…[/quote]
Are they on juice? I would imagine that 10% applies to unadulterated athletes, and I can well imagine any small gains from creatine being swamped out by the huge gains offered by steroids (if they are indeed hard trainers).
Personally, I started taking creatine for a couple of months, and when my supply ran out I decided not to buy anymore because I felt it wasn’t doing anything for me. After a week or so my workouts and recovery started to suffer. I continued for a while, and then started taking creating again. What do you know, things got better.
From my personal, anecdotal experience I gather that the benefits are small and gradual, and you only notice them when you lose them. (Isn’t it like that with the best things in life?) I think for me it’s worth it.