Well, I'd post this in the BOTOC thread, but that is REDONKULOUS in how fast it grows, I can't keep up with it. A response would be 8 pages behind by the time I found it.
Sooo, I have used the DE89 for a year, for the last 8 months mounted on a BRW Bull Mastiff XXL handle. I love it. I get close comfortable shaves with it, but I love the look of the long comb and I'm trying to get used to it. The DE89 is a much better head than the NEW Short Comb, IMO (sorry BOTOC guys!), but the Long Comb might be something I could learn to love. It is definitely more aggressive than the DE89, especially in the BRW handle. I'm getting decent results with it (shave #5 with it today) with only a couple of nicks, but a little bit of burn in a few areas.
I can use the DE89 every day, get DFS or even BBS and not have any irritation with the DE89. Nick maybe once every 60-90 days. For those of you who have switched from a DE89 to the NEW Long Comb, and stayed with it, about how long did it take you to get comfortable with it? I guess the same could be said for the R41 or other more aggressive heads, too.
A couple weeks? A month? I mean before you were as comfortable after the shave as with the DE89.