Hello all! Well, early this morning I took some extra time and was able to get a very good shave. I can surely see how more time spent on the preparation pays off. I used the Prorasso pre-shave cream in the shower. After, I progressed by washing the face well. I then built a good lather from the CO Bigelow shaving cream in a cereal bowl. I applied some lather, let a hot towel sit for about 3 minutes. I made about five passes. My end result was almost BBS. I splashed some cold water on the face, then applied some balm..L'Occitane CADE. Overall, I was pleased. The grain on my neck is a bit tricky, so I still need to learn more about adjusting for the proper angle.
Update: Thanks to all for the replies. I guess I am lucky to be able to do five passes without much irritation. I will work on my technique and hopefully cut down a pass.