I started with an electric shaver at 14 or 15, which was horrible on my skin. No matter how many times I would go over some hairs on my neck, it just never seemed to get them. So, I ditched the electric razor as it wasn't doing a complete job. Then, I got a Sensor with canned goo, which gave me better shaves, and I just accepted this as how shaving is (since it was better than electrics).
It wasn't until last year that I found this site and learned a lot about DE's before I actually jumped in with both feet. I tried it out because I thought it would be cool to have a razor of my own, and not some plastic vibrating Gillette gimick. Just a nice, shiny, classy, metal, heavy, quality, razor.
After I tried DE's for a week, I couldn't believe how close they shaved! I've been hooked ever since!
EJ89, Astra SP, Omega Silvertip, XXX, & Pinaud Bay Rum.