Ok, I had a go with an Aristocrat and I just could not get to like it. I mean it was an ok shave but I got closer with my 40' s superspeed. I may have just needed to break it in but I ended up taking a loss of 10 bucks and selling it to a member here.
The bright side is that leaves me 50 dollars to fund a new razor. Right now the only razor I use is that superspeed mentioned above. Most of the time it is just fine but I would like to give something new a chance. In the past I had a Merkur HD slant. That was a pretty nice razor to me but for some reason I sold it. I needed some money and tried to convince myself I only needed one razor anyways. I owned a Progress for a couple weeks but sold that, I didn't care for the handle and I thought it was kind of awkward to work with.
So I am thinking about an open comb razor or even a barber pole slant. Bob over at Bob's razorworks has some really nice looking razors with a Gillette New head long tooth comb. That really peaked my interest. I know I don't want an adjustable razor. Any suggestions or opinions?