I was introduced to DE razors just 2½ years ago. In 35 years of shaving, I had been through 3 electrics and countless cartridges with between 2 and 5 blades. Just received this beauty last week. The heavy head takes a little adjustment time, but it is very forgiving. This razor (with a Personna Red blade) easily provides the smoothest shave that I have ever experienced. Not very aggressive, but enough that a good shave only requires 2 passes. The handle is just the right size for my wide hands. In addition to the high quality, this razor is simply a work of art.