I have never used steroids. Like you, the thought has crossed my mind, especially as I get older. I have worked out most of my adult life, and am a weekend warrior.
I have friends who have juiced. From what I can tell, steroids work, and work well. You have to know what you are doing, what drugs to take, when and how, and their are side effects as mentioned.
The reason I have never tried them is because fear of the side effects, and mostly that I would become "addicted" to the results. If I tried them once, gained 20 lbs of muscle in 10 weeks, increased my strength by 15% in 10 weeks, and became a more explosive athlete, not sure what the incentive would be to not run another cycle.
Another thing I have heard from people is that you shouldn't even consider juicing until you get several years of lifting under your belt, and or approach middle age. As someone who has worked out a good amount, it takes year before you reach strength plateaus.
Like I said, I have never tried them. I stick to protein, glutamine and sometimes creatine.
People got jokes on the new Curry's LMAO
Never heard the original, or knew Houston's was a cover til an hour ago.