I started shaving when I was about 19 or 20 (~1972). My first razor was a Trac II. I tried dadís Tech a few times, and while I didnít really hate it, I always went back to the Trac II.
Fast forward 40 years, I still shave only a couple times a week with the same Trac II I started with in college, Wal*Mart Wilkies & Edge Gel. Not a bad shave, depending on how much effort I put in to it. I honestly canít remember the last time I nicked or cut myself. I touch up between shaves with my Braun recharageable.
About a month ago a member of UtahConcealedCarry started a thread about DE shaving, which eventually led me to B&B. My interest & curiosity in DE shaving increased as I read more on the UCC thread & here on B&B (as well as other sites). I drank the Kool-Aid & picked up a nice pre-war Tech Fat Handle on eBay. I went for the Tech because, well because thatís what dad used Ė and if it was good enough for him, itís good enough for me! But I still use sissy shaving cream! (Yea, from a can Ė I knowÖ)
I've had a half-dozen DE shaves now, & I couldn't be happier! I am getting close, comfortable shaves even with the canned gel. The shaves seem to be closer than with the Trac II.
Now, I know there are more & perhaps better options out there. But for now, I am satisfied. I will have to do some digging for the mug & brush that my wife gave me just after we were married in í76, and I think grandpa's is not too far away either (I did find his SE, but that's another story).