I used to shave, but for the last couple of years I've been going for brazilian wax. I go completely bare, though. I love the feeling of smooth, soft skin. I'm personally not a fan of hair down there. But that's just me. I love the way being completely bare is so soft and so much more sensitive to touch. Not to mention the fact that it really gets my partner off. And no, I don't think that just because your genitals are bald it makes you look like a child. I am most certainly a woman.
It depends. I've done shapes when I've gotten really bored. Most of the time I keep a strip until it gets long, then I shave it off for a while. In a few weeks I start again. I'd try waxing, but I'd have to do it myself. I don't like for other people to groom me.
I had laser hair removal done down there. It's not 100% guaranteed and costs a fortune! I still have some hair that grows in but since there is significantly less of it, it's not as hard to shave it off nor do I experience the agonizing razor burn and bumps, so yeah, it was worth it overall, but you would think for that much money it would have taken care of all of it, especially after 2 years of treatments! But...results vary by individual.
I shave when I'm around my boyfriend (I visit for a week to a month at a time) and let it go about five to seven days so it looks like a trim before shaving again. This is because it's difficult for a fluffy woman like myself to get down there with a razor and not cut myself or miss spots all the time ^^;; I also voted "runway strip/similar" because occasionally I will leave a heart of trim and shave the rest