So glad to read this! You might find that the idea of the shorter cut progresses in the back of your mind without even directly thinking about it, now you've opened yourself to the idea, and one day you'll just suddenly realise you're ready. Or you might need to take more of a plunge. But either way, I really think you will love it - it will feel so healthy and it will all be worth it.
UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.