It went completely over your head.
If all you take is protein powder, its called the Velocity Diet.
Old world, new world, doesnt matter. If you ignore the basics, well, good luck with that.
If you want to drink 7 shakes a day, go nuts. Once you stop, let me know how you feel and look. Besides, no shakes at the restaurants I go to.
Basics: Good diet, lift heavy, sleep like a baby. That recipe has worked for a very long time.
And btw, definition of supplement is: something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.
If you dont have a whole, you are not supplementing.
Anyways, Im not posting here anymore. We are detracting from OP's questions.
OP, nothing wrong with supplementing (I really like Biotest products and take Metabolic Drive myself), but I have often strayed and taken Muscle Milk, PVL and GNC to name a few. Whey is less expensive (usually) and you can often buy in 10lbs bags. Good for the pocket book. Get yourself a few mixing cups, couple scoops of powder and add water only when you want to drink it. Just to save on weight.