Alpinord and others,
Yes, I almost forgot. The therapeutic nature of waxing is probably not being considered enough. There is some form of finality, I guess, kind of like tossing that bit of dirt on a coffin just before it is lowered in a grave. Ouch....thats a bit morbid.
Lets just say that if you wax at the end of the season, you are all set when the season starts and you don't have to search for that iron and stuff....