Friday night I chopped them off. I'm still doing double-takes in the mirror, but I am really happy with the decision. It's very different, it will take some getting used to. I will still hang around and read this community, plus I adore all the pictures and how active and inspiring this community is! Hope you all don't mind me stickin' around. I will have a 2nd set someday, I haven't given up on them completely.