You could own the bald muscle guy look. When you're in your 50s, you'll be that dude :D
Over the years I find myself getting less conservative (I was much like Alex Keaton in family Ties when I was younger). But even though I'm very liberal about things, drug use at work doesn't fit into that.
I don't think that's a liberal/conservative issues personally, it's just about maturity. If they're doing that at work they're just stupid kids. And that goes for people of any age.
I'm pretty certain I could rock the bald look, but I'm not sure I want to give up the beard, and it's a very specific kind of guy who can rock the beard/bald combo. Granted I probably have 15 years before this becomes a required decisions, but thanks to the Army, that's about 10 years sooner than it could have been and I'd reeeally have to work at developing that gym rat work-out addiction that seems to be so necessary to the look. But I can still strangely see myself with the beard/bald look, potato-shaped head and all.
I'm with Scarf on the nuts thing. I'd think it would make you chubby to start eating 1200 calories of almonds in a day, but then I realized that 1200 calories of almonds is going to be a lot easier on the digestive system and takes up a lot more space than 1200 calories of cake. My biggest problem with weight loss is just that I work next to a bakery where I have ready access to all the cake I could want.
When I said conservative people I just meant on the topic at hand. I take a similar tack as you, and I just don't see it as acceptable professional behavior. After 3 problems with it in a couple weeks, it mostly threw me because I've also noticed how many other things have changed in the few short years since I left school and the army and really got into the professional work force. But now I understand more why so many older people take issue with it. It's not even a moral thing. If you're the boss, it creates a serious headache.