For potential Newbs... As I read through the "Worst Blade" posts, I realized I can't weigh in on my worst blade opinion. I did some homework as a lurker on B&B and other sites and based on reviews and opinions of many I steered clear of many of the aforementioned "worst blades". I went with a blade sampler of some popular/quality brands and found all to perform well. I found about 3-4 brands that were all very good and 2 that are solid any day, any time, go-to blades. Maybe I'm not very discriminating but I even do well with generic/rebranded blades.
Advice for Newbs... Do some upfront homework on consistent quality blades versus some obvious "losers" + Get a good balde sampler + Focus on prep and technique= Shave Sucess.
"Look Sharp... Feel Sharp... Be Sharp!" TOFLAC-U, BOTSS, SSB, Order of Pinaud