I've been tempted to switch to a DE safety razor for a while now, but finally got all components available and did my first shave Wednesday evening, second shave today. Componets used are:
Edwin Jagger 89
Two points worth making:
1. I chose Feather blades despite every single bit of information I found out about them, which was all consistent: Very close shave, very unforgiving blades, very bad choice for beginners. What can I say? I'm not a big "rampup" kind of guy :)
2. I've not done nearly the work I should have done to research how to do this well.
So given these two issues standing in my way, so far I'm actually rather pleased. Wednesday's shave was not spectacularly close, but also resulted in no actual obvious cuts (my face burned like a #$%@# after putting some balm on it, but there was no visible blood); today's shave was closer (my neck is kind of amazing), but also resulted in two noticeable bleeds.
The next step is to actually research how to do this well; started looking into method shaving, and will read the tutorials on this site.
So right now, I'm pretty pleased. I really like the ritualistic aspect of this, and I like the results, given how poorly I started.