If you ask me, Radovan Karadzic is going to give beards a very bad name.
I prefer the clean-shaven look, too. But not every beard hides a war criminal. Here, in defense of the honor of men wearing beards, are the world champions in facial hair from the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Carson City, Nevada:
Wicked. See the 2007 championship in Brighton on flickr: