I trolled some antique stores when I was in Greenville, NC yesterday and bought two older Gillettes: a 40's style Super Speed which is in need of some pretty major clean-up, and a U1 (1974) black handled SS. Total cost: $8.00 ($6 for the older SS and a whopping $2 for the black handled one).
I gotta say, if any of you out there prefer a milder razor that is in pretty good supply for a cheap price, you can't go wrong with one of these younger-vintage SS's, AKA the "Little "Black Beauty". I cleaned it up and polished it last night and just got done with an absolutely great, irritation-free 3 pass + touchup shave, resulting in near-BBS, all without the slightest hint of razor burn, and this is coming from a guy who has only been shaving with a DE for about 2 months now. It's not quite as agressive as my other flare-tip SS's, but not quite as mild as a blue tip (at least according to the shave wiki). For me, it hits the sweet spot perfectly - I'd equate it to a Slim dialed down to about a 3 or so.
All this, and it only cost two bucks! What's not to love?! Once again, I've got ta ask: Why would anyone need anything more than this from a razor, and why the heck did Gillette ever stop making these things? (I know, I know...)