Had my 1st SE shave and am happy to report all went well.
Loaded my OCMM with a new GEM blade (actually did this 3 or 4 times trying to make sure the gap looked right ), set my boar brush to soaking and hit the shower.
I whipped up a RS cream/Cade soap super lather and set the bowl in a sink of hot water.
Paid close attention to pressure and angle (which is the key to success with any razor but but even more so with the SE ) and did a 3 pass WTG/XTG/ATG shave.
A cold water rinse, an application of 1-1 Clubman Pinaud/Witch hazel followed by some Nivea Replenshing Balm closed it out.
I was rewarded with a decent bloodless DFS.
Thanks to all for the help and encouragement getting me started in the SE world especially MrGuy with those excellent vids.