What a difference I tell you. Recently, I switched from a Mach lll skin grater to a Merkur 25 C, shave soap, and boar brush and will never look back. The surgical precision blade cut through my thick beard like a blowtorch through butter, and I only experienced minor nicking from pressing down too hard like I did with my Mach lll. Not only do i have a quality piece of workmanship that will last me a lifetime, but as a person on a budget I will save considerable money with the wet method.
I shall hope to learn more to improve my technique over time.