I've had my dreads for close to two months now, I believe. I've loved every moment of it so far, and though I didn't decide to make dreads for spiritual reasons (rather, more for simplicity of lifestyle), I've found that having the dreads has subtly yet palpably been impacting the way I think, live, and priortize things. The change feels good, and I'm looking forward to a long romance with my knotty hair. ;-]
PS. Cheers to this community. You all rock.