Depends on your stylist. Mine can texturize the hair without making it look bad. Most stylist can't do that. Some great layers will take out the bulk of your hair and really help in drying time, weight on your head, etc.
BTW, this board is for those of us who have thin/thinning hair. Not wanting to get our hair thinned. We are happy to have hair. =)
Post on the general discussion board and you'll get more feedback.