I've been using DE razors for a few years now, and there is something that's really starting to get to me to the point where I'm beginning to consider other kinds of razors (no 5-bladed crap, maybe a 2-3 bladed one).
I'd say my technique and prep are fine, and I'm very careful (I shave right after a shower, keep my beard heated, take my time with soap and lather-building, etc...), but my shaves are always very inconsistent, and it seems to have something to do with shaving frequency.
When it's been a few days since my last shave (usually at least 3 days), my shaves are smooth, they feel great, and the result is nice (smooth face, nearly any cuts if any). However, if it's been 1-2 days since my last shave, it all just goes wrong. Nothings different, but much of the time, the blade doesn't feel like it's gliding as smoothly (it feels rough and uncomfortable), I cut myself up a lot more, and I come out of my shave with a red neck and bad razor burn. This doesn't happen all the time, but it happens often enough to really get to me. I put a lot of time and effort into learning to use a DE, and the low cost is a huge plus (especially with the ridiculous prices of disposables nowadays), but if every other shave is going to be hell on my face, I don't know what to do.
Is my face too sensitive? Are my blades just too dull when I have my bad shaves? I'm trying to figure it out, so I'm trying some things. I know I'm not giving enough info to allow for some really useful input, but if anyone has had any issues along the lines of what I explained, then please tell me about it. Maybe those stories will help me. Thanks!
EDIT: Just for reference: I've had these issues with a number of different blades, so I don't think the blade is a problem. I use a Feather Popular razor, which I thought was fine, but it's the only razor I've ever used, so it had occurred to me that it might just be a bad razor and I would have better results with a nicer one like a Mekur or something.