I lucked out and received my new paddle strop from Tony at Well Shaved Gentleman just as I found that the new Dovo Special that I had honed on a Norton 8000 was not even close to being sharp enough to shave with. (It would take too long and be too embarassing to explain why I elected to hone a razor that I had received new the week before, perfectly hone by Lynn.)
I followed the enclosed directions and worked my way around the paddle from .3 to green, did the obligatory stropping on my new strop and, "Voila," the Dovo shaved wonderfully. What satisfaction to feel the blade go from grabber to glider! How great to find tools that work at least as well as everyone says.
I can see that it is going to be a bit until I get the hang of keeping the razor flat on the paddle without pressure, but I know it comes eventually, cause y'all told me so.