I bought a blade sampler when I bought a SS from Razor Emporium, and so far I like pretty much all the blades I've tried. With the exception of Feather: ignoring sound advice ("leave the Feathers at the end"), I left my face all bloody. But that was a long time ago, and I have had hardly a nick or even irritation with any of the blades I've tried: Gillette Super Thin Mejorada (bought in Mexico), Personna (bought as generic blades in local grocery store, Kroger), Wilkinson (bought in WalMart, so far the cheapest blades I've used), Astra Superior Stainless, and Personna Platinum (blue wrapper). If I had to choose a favorite among these, I'd say that the Astra SS, but I think all of them have been fine. But last week I opened my 5-blade packet of Dorcos and I was very impressed. It was a great shave, a smooth blade that made it all very easy. But I don't know that I have seen around here much praise for Dorco. Maybe I haven't been paying attention. What do you think about the Dorco blades?