To answer this as simply as possible: If you do not manage your E2, the bloat will remain. With that being mentioned, some can inject higher amounts of testosterone and it aromatize less, leading to no bloat to less, to even the same. Test it out on your body.
You're right, it is. It won't be 30 pounds lost, but it definitely won't be 30 pounds of lean body mass gained.
You keep throwing this out so I'm wondering if you actually know what the hell you're pinning. You mentioned cyp, but, e could also be considered a long half-life as it's only 1.5 days shorter than cyp. Are you pinning decanoate or undecanoate? Perhaps sust?
This is so wrong I'm not even going to take the time to argue it. Research the effects of both high and low E2.
You've already proved this. Many times.
Just trying to help. But I'm not gonna write out a cycle for you to follow. Maybe just go with your friend's advice... he seems very knowledgeable on the topic.