My clients have compared the challenge of ceasing to tweeze with quitting smoking. It looks like you came upon the best solutions on your own Martine. That is exactly what I did about 3 decades ago. I went from tweezing (and waxing), to trimming to shaving. The shaving left the skin feeling very smooth so much so that I was tempted to shave my entire face BUT I was warned to just shave the area that had the densest growth, in my case, it was my chin.
Any shaved area will cause the hair to feel stubbly as those hairs begin to grow with a blunt edge; prior to shaving, the hair growth is softer with a feather like tip.
Arlene Batz, CPE: Educator, Board Certified Electrologist, NYS Licensed Esthetician. http://endunwantedhair.com