my friends, I was a cartridge razor shaver most of my life, but since six months, I switched to a Merkur Vision. I find that I get wonderful shaves with it, no irritation at all, but many guys tell me a straight razor is still the closest shave you can possibly get. Now, on one hand I was considering buying one, but my eyesight's not the greatest, so I'm a little hesitant and actually scared. Perhaps in time, when my eye's completely healed, (I recently had cataract surgery) I'll try a straight. Now, is the technique for a straight razor shave anything at all like that of a DE, or are there big differences? Who can help me there?