Seeing as i can continue to develop and be pretty well built already on around 1g/wk (upto 1.5/wk as a max), then the better it stands me in stead for progression in the future.
Add to that GH which i am deliberately holding off too and i am insured for growth for years to come.
THAT is the ace card, not that xmg is an ace card in and of itself.
I think about AAS in the following way:
When training naturally, you need consistency, intensity and progression as standard. You grow.. and say you train for 10 years with all out effort, you will approach a ceiling of the development you can achieve.
If you remove one of the limiting variables (anabolic steroid production) and increase it, you can further grow where you would not have been able to before.
Many guys think that you need to continually increase the dose to continue to gain. This is not true. The fact that you have raised the level of anabolic hormones past physiological levels is enough.. add to this increased ability to grow muscle the progressive, intense and consistent training and you have better results long term - not just for 12 weeks or whatever.
It is not necessary to keep adding more drugs to grow - with the right effort you will grow regardless - the drugs remove certain hormonal limitations allowing one to progress past what was possible with your genetics (genetics dictating the amount of T you can produce).
This is how i approach my use of AAS.. use some to increase my ability to grow upto the point that is physiologically possible given 500mg (for example) of AAS, at which point i add more to increase the 'glass ceiling' of my development.
To start on 1.5g is overkill IMPO - but common nonetheless.
It wouldn't be so bad if guys started on 1.5g and allowed that to increase their level of development potential so they could maximise it over the following years.. but they simply ass another 2-300mg each and every time they cycle.. soon reaching a point where they have a massive potential to grow but no patience to put in the time - as they assume that more drugs = more muscle.
Well it doesn't.
(i know you know this West, it is more for others - the OP for one)