Well, I've now given myself BBS shaves two days in a row with a str8 I honed and stropped myself. It's a real feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment I have. I even enjoyed the funny looks on a couple of clients' faces when I insisted they feel my cheeks.
This morning though, I used one of my trusty Super Speeds. Only this time I re-lathered for an XTG pass, just like I've been doing for each pass with my straight. So I got just as good a shave in considerably less time.
What I didn't get was the sense of accomplishment I get from straight razor shaving. What I did get was reaffirmation of the knowledge that I love my Super Speeds too. So I'm probably going to be doing a combination of DE and str8 shaving. It will totally depend on what my feelings are each morning.
This is really the only sort of luxury I'm interested in: the luxury of choice.
I do sort of feel that it's like attending different churches on alternate Sundays (or Saturdays or Fridays depending on the religion) but I'm content to be a shaving agnostic.