But if you were a wee manlet of 5' 4.5", I bet you'd be unwilling to arbitrarily throw away a perfectly good half an inch. Shit's relative. That 1/2" means you're taller than millions of people you'd be equal to or lesser than if you didn't have it.
I'm just guessing. What the fuck do I know? Let's call in an expert.
Feelgood, take it away.