For many years I thought going bald wasn't going to be hard. My father was bald before he was 24, so I knew what to expect. I always thought when the time came I'd just get my hair cut very short and deal with it. As it turns out, it's not as easy as I thought. I had always believed minoxidil was a scam in the sense that it couldn't make enough of a difference to justify the cost and inconvienience of putting it on twice a day for the rest of my life. My attitude was the same way for propecia. After seeing many of the results people on this board have had, though, my attitude has changed. It's worth a try, at least.