I too have an EJ89 (first razor) that I really enjoy using...gives me great shaves when paired with the right blade (sharp!). I have a funky growth pattern on my neck and sometimes find the 89 gives me some burn...so, I started looking into the OC's. The BOTOC peep's convinced me that the aggressive tab was a bit overplayed and the OC's are more efficient. I gave the LC New a try. On my 3rd shave, I recieved the closest, irritation free and longest lasting close shave yet in my wetshaving experience. OC's are great, and the LC is a wonderful place to start. Go figure, now I have an R41 added to my collection.
BTW, after figuring out the LC New, I went back to my EJ89 and recieved a MUCH better shave than I had in previous uses. This forum really stresses technique and I am now a believer in OC's as well as how important a role proper technique plays. Pop into the BOTOC thread...it's free comedy (and a very knowledgeable group).
BOTOC - 2011 R41, PMJ, SOC 2-Band/Boar fan club; Noob Straight User.