I have been shaving with a vintage Gillette DE razor for a week, and it is great. I have not been this jazzed up about shaving since I was a kid and my dad let me put shaving cream on my face and take it off using his Gillette DE (sans bland of course!)
One piece of wisdom my father taught me long ago was to shaving WTG, and then ATG, and have been doing that since high school. This has probably helped with the transition to DE shaving. I still have to take it slow and concentrate on technique. Have had a few weepers, but Monday had my first real cut. Sure bleed a lot - glad I picked up a styptic pencil last week!
Don't know if I have had a BBS shave, but have been surprised at how much better the shave has been with a DE razor and blade. Thank you to everybody at B&B for their replies as well as their previous forum posts, the wikis, and reviews.