Idkjust my 2 cents
every plant and every environment is different resulting in a multitude of experiences growing the same plant , ie , cannabis
My light and airy Malawi which also did not have a lot of visible trichomes , yielded more oil than many of the other plants , like c99 , chem 91 , Angola Red , so on and so forth.
That Malawi plant taught me that it’s not always what one sees with the eyeball but what are the end results.
Also , having a lot of trichomes is no indication of strength otherwise how does one explain the trichome production on hemp?