OK, I've been experimenting with DE shaving for a few months now and today I can finally say with complete confidence that I have unearthed my own personal wetshaving nirvana!
I'm using a 50 year old Fat Boy with a fresh Feather blade and Proraso shaving cream (applied direct to my face, with no brush... I don't like 'em).
A very quick, simple two-pass shave this morning AND OH MY $&^%ING GOD... the absolute, hand's down, very best shave of my life!
First pass was with-the-grain set at 4 and the second pass was against-the-grain set at 5. That's it. Baby's Butt Smooth and absolutely no burn or discomfort.
I have no idea why people ever moved away from DE shaving. I could NEVER have gotten this close and comfortable shave with any of the multi-bladed systems! Its now almost 4 in the afternoon and my face is still smoother than any shave I ever got with a multi-blade razor.
Thanks for letting me share.