Of the many DE razors I've owned, I only keep two in my rotation currently--an R41 and a 38C. The Merkur was one of my earliest purchases, and has always been a favorite. It is my best "tester" of new blades, and I feel it highlights the characteristics of different blades like no other razor for me.
I still use it once or twice a week, and sometimes for longer if I have a blemish or irritation from a too-quick shave with the Muhle.
"You can always tell who the pioneers are. They're the ones with arrows in their backs." --Silicon Valley saying