After 32 yrs and many dollars down the drain, decided to go back to saftey razors three months ago and now I am hooked. Cant believe the difference a nice razor, blade and soap can make. No more 5 o'clock shadow, face irriation from multiple passes and of course the expense of throw multi-blades.
Currently have a Merkur 38c and Jagger 89l but have a Mergress on the way. Brush side currently use a Parker best, and on the way a custom 24mm super silvertip maple/spalding as well as having two handles made for me with Amboyna burl that I will be dropping in a 28mm overstuffed silvertip and 24mm short loft silvertip. Also on the way is a 1.5 dirty bird in Randy's Red with a dribble port. As with others on this site, I can relate how we can get carried away looking for that perfect shave.