I like the rational approach amongst many of the regulars. It's pretty important not to give into desperation and instead to logically think about this and get some outside perspective.
Thing is, once hairloss starts it doesn't really stop ever does it? I might be wrong but I always kind of assumed that if we lived long enough we'd reach norwood 7. For some that might never be an issue as they'd have to live to 150 to get there.
I reckon I'll make it to a norwood 6 one day. I also believe I'd need 11,000 grafts to be happy. That may or may not be possible for me. Is it worth it? Don't know. Perhaps I wouldn't get enough time to live a normal life between hair transplants as I can't tolerate finasteride. Maybe it's not worth the time, money and stress...Or maybe it is. I've seen results out there I'd be happy with but I would need to weigh up whether these are realistic given my characteristics and physiology.
For instance, take that H&W Spanish guy case of 8400. I'll be as bald as he was (He will lose a small bit more in the lower crown to and make it to a full blown 6). His frontal third is immense and he also has maybe 5000 left. I think he's 3000 grafts from having amazing density everywhere. Think the greatest HT of all time, i.e. London Lad. That's what I would want. But is it possible for me? Maybe not.