Even though a bald head is currently the rage because many men with receding hair lines have resorted to this style to appear cool, the bottom line is that a full head of hair, properly groomed, is still the epitome of class and style. A bald head is a severe distraction despite its trendiness, except for a very small number of men whose head shapes, facial styles, and body types make being bald an option that is flattering.
A goatee on the other hand is always an obvious statement of lack of style, class, and sense. Appearing like a "billy goat" is never cool and clashes greatly with every sense of decency and civilization. Goatees are better left for people who want to strum banjos in the back woods, while they shoot road signs and shop at Wal-Mart. A truly tacky look that places one closer to a trailer park than a law firm culture, likening one to a hillbilly rather than a highly developed professional.
That's one way to look at it. I almost get the feeling you are trying too hard to be better than the next guy. Anyhow, you may not be alone in your interesting and colorful viewpoint, but I've been hearing from a lawyer that the bald fad has infiltrated even the legal profession. Good thing? Sounds like it all depends on the hiring manager.