Well thanks to a certain member on this board who I will not name (havn't asked permission, maybe later!) who gave me a full shaving setup free of charge, I have just enjoyed my first straight razor shave. It was certainly not as bad as I was expecting, maybe because of the great edge that was put on it. Not close by any means but no cuts or even much irritation! I'm going to give myself a few days before round two though. I think I'm really going to like this routine, my DEs could be getting very lonely!