I've been at it for a few months now with a DE (coming from the cartridge world) and I'm making progress, BUT I'm frustrated by how long it takes me to shave. Not prep and lathering, but actual shaving. It consistently takes me 10 minutes for one full pass, from the moment the razor touches my face to the moment I finish rinsing off. Add in prep and lathering, and the fact that I'm usually doing two or three passes, and I can be in the bathroom for 45 minutes, which is more time than I care to spend, even though I am loving the ritual of this whole thing. I know it's largely because I'm still honing my technique (angle, pressure, etc.), and the fact that I'm still searching for the right blade might contribute some too.
Anyway, out of curiosity, how long does it take YOU?