I love a shavette. I love the way a straight razor shave feels, but i simply don't have time in my life to fiddle around with honing and stropping. This is a very practical razor, pop in a blade, lather, shave, done. There are more beautiful options out there in the straight razor world. If shaving is a 20 minute "ritual" to you, as it is for some, go for a real razor. If you want a quick, no nonsense, excellent shave get this and some DE blades.