I shaved with a DE for the first time this morning.
After weeks of research and a couple of on-line orders I took the plunge into wet shaving. Started with a nice hot shower, lathered with Taylor's Lemon & Lime Shaving Cream and a badger brush, and grabbed my new Merkur HD Classic with a Platinum Blade.
My first experience went O.K. Made a total of two passes, lathering in-between (N to S, Then S to N). First pass I had no problems, Second pass I had a couple of nicks and some burn (old bad habits).
After some after-shave I finished with a shave equal to my old MACH 3.
With a little practice I should be good to go!
I wish to thank all the members for the great information I have found on B&B.