I am not sure if you have been using an HD, but if you are one word of warning. The angle is different between the two. While the HD isn't more aggressive, it irritates my face if I am not paying attention. I can avoid it if I adjust the blade angle to compensate for the difference. IF you have a variety of razors you may already do this, but I use the HD almost all the time so it takes more brains on my behalf to keep my face from looking like swiss cheese...
Originally Posted by steppenwolph
Razors: Merkur HD, Slim Adjustable, '48 Superspeed, Redtip Superspeed
Blades: Derby, American Personna, IP, Treet (Stainless & Blues), Feather, Astra, Wilkinson, Israeli, Dorco, Merkur
Creams: T&H Trafalgar, Proraso Red, Musgo
Soaps: C&E Sandalwood, Williams
AS: Nivea White, Skin Bracer, Proraso Pre/Post