I bought five Personna 74's off of eBay just to see what all the fanfare was about. I'll be honest, I was prepared to be disappointed. It would be pretty tough to live up to all the hype.
I loaded one up in my Slim Adjustable, set it on 7 and took it for a spin. Three passes, WTG, XTG, ATG, and a little touch up. It was ok, a little irritation and a DFS. Nothing special. Did another shave the next day with the Slim with the same results. Ok, I was a bit disappointed. It was ok but not at all what I have been reading.
Third shave I switched the blade to my R41. Same three pass with touch up. Hmmm, this was a very nice shave, mostly BBS and very little irritation. I was starting to get happy! Well, to make a long boring story shorter I just finished my 9th shave with this blade and it was BBS with almost no irritation. This blade seems to have gotten better. I am going to ride it out to see how long it lasts but I think I am starting to see the light.