Those are some pretty arrogant comments considering some of the photos you have posted of your stuff.I wish I could test mine. Yet I can say my weed is the smelliest, stickiest, and most potent of all lol. Im bias but others are not. My shit ruins all.
I would suggest the opposite. If growth rates are increased, so would terps.
Ive heard live vs sterile, meaning microbes vs no microbes makes a difference in terps, but I just don't see how my weed could smell or taste any better. Shit blows my mind every grow.
Generally when some one asks me what the difference difference in quality is between hydro and soil I tell them there is none. It just grows faster in water.