@Bplatinum9 the main appeal I find in autos is the potential frequency of harvest.
On one hand, two photoperiod grows per year could yield some amount of bud but will be limited to the size of the grobo - I wouldn’t expect to get a whole pound by any means and based on the averages seen here (around 2oz upper limit). So the expectation would be somewhere around 4oz per year running photo strains if all goes well, potentially a bit more if everything goes exceptionally well. I really doubt it’d be possible to finish 3 photo grows in 1 year in the same unit unless flipping early and stunting.
On the other hand, three autoflower grows per year does seem achievable. If the expectation is that each of those will yield about an ounce, that would be a potential of about 3oz per year. Now, if everything goes exceptionally well it won’t take 4 months per plant, and there is a potential to get 3-4 grows within a year.
My logic in this case is - do I want to roll the dice twice per year or 3-4x? My current goal is to learn and understand the autoflower variety and ideally try to get 2oz out of each of these to maximize my total overall yield for the year.