Congrats to OP for presenting this issue with a somewhat neutral perspective. Alarming, since you are ready to go to extremes, just take the Finasteride and see if it helps you. You might be one that responds well, does not get sides and be able to keep a good amount of hair for the next 10-15 years or more. Then, 10-15 years later you might have a different perspective and not be so eager to give up your testes. Whatever you choose, choose wisely and leave room for turning.