The tailored daily dose, besides keeping LH and FSH in the normal range, keeps me in the 550 to 650 total T circadian range which is what it was all my younger life. Numbers that keep everything working right.
Do I feel better on a higher dose (800 or 900), yes, but it is artificial, not me, not what I have always been.
I think a lot of guys believe that HRT is going to make them feel and think great all the time and when it doesn't, they think they need to increase the dose. When really, they forgot that they didn't feel and think great all the time when they were young(er). A lot of life and body factors affect how we think and feel.
I also think that if a guy is 550 or 600 in younger life and then later with HRT, gets into the 900 or 1000 range, it has a negative effect on his heart and other body systems.