Welcome to the board. I had a good bit of hair when I started shaving as well, only some slight thinning. That was over 10 years ago, and now I have full on MPB. I would consider laser, but the hair I have is almost completely white and the laser would not be effective. I have though about waxing, but never had the nerve to give it a try. I understand that waxing gets easier, less painful, after multiple times. I would love to hear how you transitioned to waxing. Did you start using a professional or do it yourself? Do you do it yourself now?