Your "bad" hair cut looks like my hair now! Your cut from ...was it '04? That is how my hair was the last time I liked my hair.
Also after your Devacut you mentioned that they parted it so all the curls fall to the left leaving the right flat. I totally have that problem too except they part it on the left. I just don't get it. I feel really uneven like that.
It was a little odd looking at your pics though. Before they are enlarged it was like looking at pics of myself! Enlarged our hair still looks a lot alike.
If I had a decent picture of myself I'd post it just to prove it. Alas, I do not like myself in pics. The closest thing I can do now is my one pic of my hair there. I WILL do before and afters for the cut though
Beautiful pic BTW.