I returned to DE shaving a few months ago, after a 30-40 year absence, which coincided with cultivation of a handlebar mustache. I am happy with both decisions.
So far, I have used a Jagger 89L (could, but a tad too mild), Muhle R41 (since sold--I found it too harsh), a Weishi (bought in trying a three razor program -- the R41 for WTG, the R89 for the XTG, and the Weishi for the ATG), a Merkur Futur (used in a 3 pass scenario at Numbers 3, 2 and 1, respectively), and today, for the first time, a Merkur 39c. I think I like the 39c the best as it really mowed down my 2-3 day wire like growth very easily, although I did get a couple of neck weepers on the ATG pass. It is smoother, for me, than the Futur, probably because it is more aggressive than the R89, but less than the Futur. I strongly suspect that the Merkur 39c, for the WTG and the XTG passes, with the Weishi or my little Gillette travel razor for the more tender XTG pass.
I find it strange that I seem to have made a hobby out of something that I have always hated doing! It may be because of all that I have learned on B&B in the past few months, coupled with the fact I do not shave everyday anymore.