1) in my opinion transdermal is the way to go for serious muscle gains I have used both and the trans gained me more. In defense of PHs they do work. You will see sides but you will also see muscle if your diet and training are in order. its no different then steroids, it snot a crutch its a tool you need to give it the materiel to build with if you want to get bigger. Theres a guy over on avavnt who ate significantly below maintenence and still gained 8 pounds on SO+ so they are fairly potent. Enough anectdotal evidence is better than adouble blind studyt because you get to make the call yourself without the bias of the researcher coming in to play. Ive never seen evidence that the sun will rise tommorow but Im pretty damn sure it will since every day of my life it has.
2) yes it takes time to dry, Wake up afew minute earlier or take a quicker shower you can deal with it for 4-8 weeks in excahnge for 5-15 lbs of extra muscle mass.
3) I never do
4) no ral difference in easo ther than avants requires more squirts since each squirt is a lower volume. They dry about the same though BDCs feels more oily for longer, which is good for absorption but kinda nasty. I deal with it som dont like it/
thirdly with your 1 - tu experience, you only gave it 3 weeks and you did gain 2 lbs with no bf gain usually you can gain about 1 lb per week naturally but probably 1/3 to 1/2 of that will be fat so you made some gains and the androgens did something. the science behind ethergels is sound even Chemo said so at one point. you may have needed to take more or for longer but I think that even with 2 lbs you did do something to your body.
Go transdermal or high dose 1 ad your choice to fit YOUR lifestyle.Both work and I feel confident in saying you will be plaesantly impressed.