I just got into DE shaving a few weeks ago. I've been reading posts on here since then and you guys give a lot of solid advice and reviews - beats Googling everything.
I ordered a 1964 Flare Tip Gillete from eBay and haven't looked back since. Been trying different blades to see what I like. Just tried a Feather and it's pretty nice (not forgiving at all). Still need to try some Blue Birds I have as well. My best shave to date has been with a Gillette blade (green). I also got a pre 1951 Gillette Tech. They both seem to do pretty equal in how well they do for me and are fighting for the top spot.
It's really nice to take the time in the morning to enjoy things like this. That's my main reason for it - trying to take care of myself and enjoying life a little.