I think it's a good sidetrack, JCG. It's not for me at this point, but it's a good philosophy.Thanks to everyone for your compliments.
And for those who are afraid to let go of the color, either because they don't want to 'look old' or because of the texture of their greys - I always say to do what makes you happy.
But for me it was the best thing ever. "Living with more authenticity" is a great way to put it. It just makes me happier to be me just as I am.
Sorry for the sidetrack.