Thanks to jansobs generous PIF, I was able to try my first open comb experience this morning. I loaded the Gillette New with a Personna (jansob tossed in some for me to try, thanks) and got to work. This morning however I also decided to try some überlather as well. Not a good idea. I changed to many parameters of my shaving, so I ended up with a mediocre shave. The lather was not so good that it should be (C&E Sandalwood and Prorazo, smelled good, but I didn't nail it. Maybe some glycerine will help?), first time with an open comb, first time with new blade (normally use Feather), and of course the New is significant lighter than my 38C so I think I applied some pressure to get the same feeling on my skin. Didn't get any nicks tough, but not happy with my result. Anyhow, I like the New. Just have to adapt my technique a bit.
I guess I 'll take a step back and go for my normal routine tomorrow, and try the New again with Feather before I compare with Personna.