Hi Bungalow Bill
Fellow Brit here from just across the tops in Holmfirth, West Yorks.
To be honest I am at very much the same stage as you and go through huge feelings of actually this aint too bad and then the next thing i think mine is so much worse than other people!!
I went for a long time avoiding looking in mirrors and avoiding cameras. I astill do sometimes but nowhere near as much as i used to. I personally dont think baldness suits me, but that said I have never had anyone say anything bad apart from my brother who can be a bit of a tosser anyway and is misguided in his thoughts that it descends through your mums side of the family (he has a different mum and our dad is bald as a coot).
This Site has helped me hugely so hang around, enjoy the ride and the support that this great group of guys provide. Another member of the UK subdivision perhaps lol we are going to need our own convention soon!!