Longtime lurker... first time poster. Always been a wetshaver, but started shaving with a traditional DE about a year ago. Started off with a late 40's NDC Superspeed. I loved the looks of the new EJ De89 Barley Chrome and decided to go ahead and take the plunge. Received it about a week ago now. I've gotta say that it is a very good, smooth shaver but still very forgiving. Handles a little bit differently than the SS, mostly because of the weight and fatter handle I think. Been using Astra SP's and TOBS avocado to get some fantastic shaves!!