I shaved my sides a week or two ago, returning my face to its normal (well, as normal as it gets) goateed self. However I remember why I stopped shaving for winter now. If you shave, you have to do it every day. Otherwise you just look like someone who can't be bothered shaving, and while that might be because it's true, why not just not bother at all? I'm not really convinced about the wisdom in applying a sharp blade to my face early in the morning either. Oh well. I'm sure I'll get used to it again soon enough.