I currently use a Muhle R89, which is my only DE razor (in fact the only item I wet shave with). I'm very pleased with it the razor & how it handles, and having only a few months of DE experience I like how it's forgiving of errors and basically a fairly tame creature. I can shave ATG with it but on my throat this is a bit of a problem in that it's basically hard going, if I try to force it I do get a rash there so have to be as light as possible & even then I know that actually my neck doesn't like me going ATG. I use Gillette 7 o'clock Super Platinums & Osma soap.
I was considering getting a Feather stainless steel AS-D1 because it seems to generally get a great review with the only 'gripe' being that it's too mild, however it still gives a nice shave. The chance of successfully shaving ATG on my throat with no rash appeals to me however given that the R89 is itself a fairly mild closed-comb shaver and the Feather is a huge jump in terms of price, do you reckon I'm throwing money away here or is the Feather really so mild that it gives better results ATG? the idea of having a mild razor then spending £160 on another mild razor sounds daft but I know it might not be as simple as it first seems. Any comments / suggestions appreciated.