One has to wonder why that's seems to be the standard treatment when it really just doesn't seem to work at all... Why not just go with injections or pellets since they have such a high success rate and are seemingly easier? Androgel just seems pointless to me in that light
Topicals are very convenient. It just take a few minutes in the morning to apply. So many men think, "I'll try it and, if it works, great."
Pellets are a good option but are expensive depending on your insurance; painful for some men; and occasionally lead to infections.
Injections generally are done in a doc's office. We've had a few self-injectors, but usually it's in an office setting. Since they should really be done weekly, this can be a problem for some men.
(Nebido may be a good option for some men in other countries. Don't see it much in the U.S. yet.)