I've been reading this forum everyday since I discovered it in early December. I have learned an awful lot through other's experiences. There's a world of information here, and it gave me confidence to go ahead and try the wet shaving experience.
I've got five wetshaves behind me, and all I can say is this is definitely worth the learning curve. I have been shaving for over 25 years, but have never been able to receive as close a shave as this until now. I have always been plagued with ingrown hairs with fairly thick growth on the neck and jawline, so I could never even dream of going ATG with a "lift & pull" multi-blade cartridge.
The DE (with the right techniques) just works better for my beard. I did experience wicked razor burn after the first shave, but after doing my homework here and allowing two days to heal, subsequent shaves have improved with each and every one. I even did ATG on Saturday and I just couldn't keep from touching my face throughout the day...
Many thanks to all that have asked the questions, no matter how small, and to all that have responded with their advise.