Dear Proraso, 3 T's, Speick, and all you great European lovers:
I would like to give you the most heart felt good bye I can. It has been a great many years of a beautiful and expensively overpriced relationship, and while I will always remember you and have room in my heart for you I must move on.
Throughout the years it has become more and more difficult to find you, and, when found, I have had to offer too much considering what you offer. Not that the years have been a waste, but I feel there are other, bigger fish in the ocean.
I was at the grocery store the other day and met someone I had heard of, her name is KMF. I wasn't expecting much considering the price but WOW! what performance, much better than you. I guess I was seduced by its local availability, price, and outstanding performance. There is no reason to continue my overpriced relationship with you when I found something much, much better at a fraction of the cost. I mean, I get 11oz for 7.95 USD while you demand several times more for a squirt (plus shipping).
Finally, Europe is a mighty nice continent but it's about time I get off this "exotic" kick and support businesses in my own country, especially when those business make top notch stuff.
To be honest, I had not been 100% happy with you ladies for a while and hung on to our broken relationship because I couldn't find a suitable replacement. I had a brief affair with Col. Conk, VHD, Williams, etc. and found them lacking. KMF, however, that's another story.
In short, my dear, it's not you, it's not me, it's KMF.
If they would kindly start making quality DE razors in the U.S. then I guess I'll also be saying good bye to Merkur, Muhle, Rooney, and such.