I've had a beard for 40+ years. Shaved it (once) after our first born arrived and immediately grew it back. Baby didn't know who I was and wife took 1/2 a day to stop laughing. I guess the more of my face I hide, the better I look. Now I threaten to shave it every once in a while to look 10 years younger, but wife doesn't want me looking younger that she does. Ahhh... the problems a beard can cause! Still saves me 10 min every morning though.