Like others have said, it just feels great. You have no idea how much hair dulls the nerves on the leg until you rid it of hair. You will also find that after shaving your legs, even your pants feel different.
Plus you now have the ability to wear skirts or shorts with bare legs. You don’t have to wear stockings or tights to cover up the hair, allowing you to fit in with other women who are also bare legged.
I have been getting waxed for the last 5 years, and love being smooth for a couple of weeks before the hairs start growing back in. I found shaving not only time consuming, but the hair growth was irregular, and there was always some part that needed shaving, so it was a constant battle.
No one noticed or said anything, and I would go to gym classes in shorts all the time, even in the winter. After a while it was just the norm. Of course an SO would notice the lack of hair, so that may be a concern.