I've been wet shaving for about 9 months now with mixed degrees of success. When I first started after the first week I was getting good shaves, but then some razor burn started to develop. For the most part I use TOBS shave cream, a '56 Gillette Super Speed, and Astra razor blades. The razor burn wasn't nearly as bad as I was getting with a cartridge razor, but never the less still present. It was still a better shave than I have ever had with a cartridge so I stuck with it, but about month and half ago I got the feeling that maybe the super speed wasn't aggressive enough. I have a light to normal beard, but the whiskers are very thick and course. I bought a merkur 34c hd and changed nothing else, and now I'm getting razor burn free shaves consistently. Has anyone else felt that a more aggressive razor actually helps with razor burn? I used the Super Speed because I figured a less aggressive razor would make me less prone to razor burn (along with the nostalgic reasons). Turns out the more aggressive Merkur 34c actually is better for me.