@Phaedrus- I understand what you went through very well. I decided I was someone who felt cleaner without body hair. I was on my school's swim team, and the coach encouraged us to shave off our leg, arm and chest hairs in order to reduce drag in the water. I decided to go all the way with that idea, so I shaved off my pubic hair, too. I used scissors to remove most of it, then an electric razor to get the rest down to stubble. I didn't try for a completely smooth effect.
Other than having to shave that area whenever I shower, I really don't have a problem with genital depilation. My wife feels the same way, so we have been known to help each other out when the time comes. It's a married thing, I guess. I'm seriously considering professional electrolysis, because I'm getting tired of using a razor every three or four days.