My dreads turned out awesome -- I get compliments every day on either the color (I've had them red/orange/yellow, green and black, and they're currently dark red and black -- my natural color is red), or how they look. It's awesome.
Last night I cut half my dreads off. I like change -- I needed one. So I cut off all the dreads on the right side of my head. It's completely DIY, and I have a small bald patch on my head because I couldn't manuvre the scissors around very well. I'm going to get more crap then usual from family at Thanksgiving, but I don't care.
I don't miss them. They weren't very long, and they were tiny thin dreads. Considering I only had about three rows of them, I had over fifty dreads (tiny -- yes).
This is really just a parting of ways between myself and my locks. I'm going to burn the edges of my old dreads and sew them onto a stuffed animal I have. He's gunna be more badass then he already it. Lemme tell yah.