Had my first DE shave yesterday morning. Had 2 day growth at the time.
I was very happy with the result. I was conservative, 2 passes, both WTG. No razor burn or irritation, and only one small weeper on my chin.
It was by no means BBS, but it was a reasonable shave and definitely a better end result than I have ever had from my cartridge razors in the past.
As previously mentioned, I was using the Derby blades that came with the razor I bought. I know they don't work well for everybody, but for right now I have no intention of changing anything at all. I was happy with the feel of the shaving and the resulting shave.
I found the chin/neck a bit tricky but with only 1 weeper I am pretty happy with how I did. Hopefully it gets better as my technique improves. Then once a month or two goes by I can start considering trying some other blades.
Thanks for all the advice!