I just finished my first shave with my Parker shavette, which I admittedly bought on a whim because I liked the way it looked. I also freely admit I am a straight razor wannabe. My first shave and no nicks or cuts, but lots of razor burn. Careful attention must be paid to angle because there is no blade guard to guide you. I have read that the shaving experience is very different from a straight, but in what way? Is there anyone who uses these regularly?