Well, I've been wet shaving for awhile now (cartridge and occasional straight razor) but just got into DE shaving. About a week and a half ago I received my new Futur in the mail along with a tub of Dr. Harris lavender shaving cream (nice stuff). Along with the razor and cream I ordered a pack of Merkur razors and a pack of Derby's.
First shave wasn't that great. I didn't have problems above the neck (I have a mustache and goatee) except for some minor razor burn. But below the neck was worse; although the shave was fairly close it hurt; got a few small nicks and very uncomfortable razor burn. After that shave I popped in a Derby and had a little more success. Today was the best yet! I did about 3 passes. With the grain, sideways, and then against. My neck hairs grow the opposiste way as my face and are the hardest area for me. I used that method where you do very short chipping shaves. Very good shave overall, maybe the best I've had.
Just wanted to share my first DE experience!