You cannot judge them based on observation of people that have no idea what they are doing. But I understand where you are coming from. I do not do cycles either, but I am on testosterone replacement and have never felt better. But I am able to check labs and titrate as needed...others just shove needles in their asses and have no idea what they are doing. Used correctly, these meds can improve your quality of life...used inappropriately, they can hurt you.