I switched to wet shaving over 30 years ago using a canned foam and a twin blade razor, then switched to using a hard shaving soap and badger brush 2 Christmases ago. I never looked back! Finally decided to pull the trigger and go "older" school and make the move to a DE razor from my Fusion cartridge with an AoS handle. Remembering those old twin blades, I was afraid of the nicks. But after reading several reviews that said the Weishi was a mild razor (and the cost was right) I thought I'd give it a go.
I chose the Weishi butterfly TTO for the ease of replacing blades and received it a little less than a month ago. I started with the Dorco blade that came with the razor, then started into the Astra blades I received as a free gift from WCS. After 2 weeks of practice I can report only maybe 2 nicks. Skip over the Dorco blades and go right to the Astra as your starter blade for a beginner DE razor. I shave every day and love what little razor burn I get from the single edge..
I will probably upgrade the razor to another butterfly TTO, but the Weishi is a great beginner razor. With a high quality shaving soap, it's very mild and excellent for everyday use. The weight is perfect ; I don't find myself applying any additional pressure at all. The texture on the handle gives you no slip what-so-ever. I do find I grip the shorter handle a little more to control the angle, which is why I will probably make it my travel razor down the road.
My next move is getting a DE razor sample pack to try different blades. If you still use the cartridges, make the switch! It is an easy adjustment in no time at all, and you face will appreciate it. I have no regrets with this razor as my starter and actually get jazzed about shaving every day now. Can't wait to make further purchases through West Coast!