If what you are saying is true, this may be a big factor. I have always been a little rushed with chopping them, been doing it at 8 weeks every time. I bet the imperfect growing conditions and my screw ups probably slow the maturation process even more. I will be like more patient next time, like a weed growing yoda. I was wondering, are trichomes without heads a sign of imaturity? I ask because my buds look coated in frosting, especially the one blue widow which was just chopped this week. But on close examination, its probably 60 to 70 percent trichomes without heads....like little spikes. Even before I mess with them, so they aren't falling off. They just aren't there....can't seem to find much literature on the subject. Thanks for the help dude.