Hi all, I am not 100% new to wet shaving. I started a few years back with a set up from a vendor in the great northwest. It is a fairly nice starter kit based upon the Mach 3. Badger "greys" brush, chrome bowl and handle and a stand. I buy glycerin based soaps and the occasional cream from the same vendor. I finally decided the Mach 3 is just not working for me anymore. Too many ingrown hairs, expensive blades, etc. I decided to try the DE route. I found a S2 Super Speed at a local flea market. It cleaned up nicely and I have used it once loaded with a Dollar General made in Korea blade. I am awaiting delivery of an H2 Slim from the bay. I am hoping it is in good shape...... Anyway, I am looking forward to this journey and I appreciate the wealth of information on this site.