I picked this razor up along with Weishi Gunmetal razor. After using the Weishi (which I thought was great) for about a month I thought I'd try the Feather. Well, all I can say is that the Weishi got put back in its case and I haven't used it since. My only (minor) complaint about the Feather is that it is very light. I really like the longer handle since I feel it gives me better control of the razor, and I've found the shave quality (closeness, evenness, etc.) to be quite good. In addition, the Feather seems to glide across my face very smoothly - I've found that it has a very similar shave feel to an early '60s (silver tip) Schick Krona (my current "go to" razor). Yes, a lot of the construction is plastic, but it's a high quality precision molding so, while the razor may not last 50 years, it should give consistently high quality shaves for at least 5 years. Overall, I am very happy with this razor and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking at starting DE shaving (I'm actually thinking of picking a couple up for my sons to get them started). I just wish that Feather would come out with a heavier version of this razor - I'd buy it immediately.