I'm sure alot of guys that were thinning or balding feel they look better after shaving, which gives them relief. Not worrying about gradually losing more hair.
For guys like me, BBC, the act of shaving off a full head of hair is a dramatic change. Either it looks good, or can look terrible. I immediately liked the bald look, and got nearly all positive reactions. I had white hair for decades, so not seeing that head of white hair was a welcome change.
I felt that sporting a shaved head looked awesome, and I still enjoy it.