Well, the title says it all.
Lets hear from all you DE89 owners (doesn't have to be an "L").
I'm a new wet-shaver of about a month or so. After having used the oh-so-unrefined-chainsaw-shave with an electric for roughly 15 years or so, I decided to learn to do it right.
I actually jumped right into straights, and it wasn't too bad. I got a decent shave if a bit uncomfortable (I'm sure I could've gotten better over time), but I'm not looking to make a hobby from my morning shave. There's just more effort involved in maintenance than I'm willing to live with for now.
So, enter the DE...
..After a fair amount of research I settled on the EJ DE89L.
After only two shaves I can honestly say that I'm getting as smooth and comfortable a shave as I've ever had. And I expect with a bit more practice I'll get even better.
As far as my choice of razor, I couldn't be happier. The thing is beautiful and feels like it'll outlast me by a couple of generations. I know that I have almost no frame of reference, but then I really don't need one to know that I am very pleased with this razor. Looking at the prices of a lot of razors I am doubly happy with my choice and don't expect that I'll want to try any others for some time if ever.