Thanks guys! What a great community.
Decided to go with a no guard buzz and shave the beard for now. I'm definitely liking it so far, though from the side my head shape is sort of weird, but nothing I can do about that.
Buzzing my own hair was more difficult than I thought it would be, especially the back, so I might start shaving as it seems easier and quicker.
Either way thanks for the help and support !