So... I've been DE shaving for a couple of months and it's been going great, with one exception - my neck. When I first got started, I was destroying my neck (I have VERY sensitive skin). Over the last few weeks I've been able to get the neck irritation to a manageable level by focusing heavily on the blade angle and applying little to no pressure.
However, last night, I finally had a light bulb moment. I have been doing one pass only on my neck - North to South. Finally it dawned on me that a North to South pass (on the areas of my neck where I'm getting irritation) is actually against the grain due to the way the hair grows in those areas.... So, I did a with the grain pass which actually angles out from my adam's apple and what do ya know? No irritation - not even a single weeper.
So, now I feel like a dork considering all of the advice on this forum about the importance of mapping out beard growth.... I guess some of us have to learn the hard way.
Maybe, just maybe this will be valuable advice for fellow newbies.