I am a hardcore DE man and always will be and I will probably get hung by the short and curly's for saying this so here it goes..........
In a moment of weakness and after years of using my beloved English DE's I thought I will try something different. So I did!! I got the Schick Hydro 5 Power Select with the 3 settings and lathered up with the glorious Tabac soap. Had a 3 pass shave and it was wonderful. Boring but wonderful!!! I only lathered up once for the first pass and didn't need to lather for the second or third pass as the cartridge releases a hydrating gel activated by water.
Not a bad shave but I a miss my DE's already.