I've only been using double edge razors for about 7 months and this is my first open comb. Although my previous razor was better then disposables I had a hard time getting some of my stubborn neck hairs. This razor dose the trick nicely. I'm getting a very close and very comfortable shave with my preferred blades. One pass is now usually plenty to get the hairs I would previously have had to go against the grain to get.
This is not a starter razor, there is a lot of blade exposed. It's not something to be feared but needs respect. It took me a good week to become comfortable with this razor. As it is I'm not sure I'll ever use my closed comb again.
It did take me a bit to adjust changing blades, coming from a 2 piece to the 3 piece. It goes together nicely and is solid, didn't have to crank down on it. The rose gold finish is a nice touch, looks great and time will tell how it holds up. The handle is lighter then I would like but still balances very well and I've quickly grown accustomed to it. If I ever lost or damaged this I would buy it again in an instant. This is my go to daily razor.