There are those who love it and those who despise it. I quite like the beard myself, though I have nothing against the clean-shaven look either. Both looks appeal to me.
I really enjoy the beard photoshoots though!
They show a confident, rugged Richard Armitage that never fails to entice me.
The attention to detail
The impressive stance
The admirable physique
The…The.. *takes deep, calming breaths*
I like the beard.