The short answer: absolutely not. At 47, my level of performance is amazing.
However, you must get honest about the value of anti-aging and hormonal manipulation. We have to change the way we view exercise performance, and there is absolutely no reason that folks have to age prematurely, end up on statins, and cholesterol drugs, when solid anti-aging meds, diet, and exercise can nip this in the bud, especially if it's started young enough.
The current hysteria against AAS is absolutely crazy. I personally know folks who been on AAS / anti-aging for nearly 40 years.
So, like I said, the short answer is absolutely not, but, there has to be an adjustment in the current taboos.
Much like aspirin can be such a major lifesaver in so many areas, so can AAS (you can't od on them like aspirin) but we have to get some folks to stand up, be counted, and demand that the current routine of dumping people onto statin, bp meds, and anti-depressants, as they reach middle age, and beyond, should NOT be the protocol of choice, but, rather, that anti-aging programs, along with exercise, diet, and fat reduction (the biggest killer, by far) need to be started in the late 20s.
Bodybuilders have known for decades now what modern medicine (except for maybe some geriatric doctors) has refused to publicly acknowledge: if you keep the levels up, you can completely change the way you age. Suzzanne Sommers was on Larry King Live this past week and talked all about it.
At 47, I pull a 9.1 to 9.9 in my hotness ratings. Folks BEG to be with me. I feel great. I haven't been sick in years. I can run circles around people half my age. There's absolutely no reason to just lay over and die. I think that's plain silly.