After a good amount of experimentation, I've found the blades that work best for me. Some of them were donated by a generous B&Ber, and I'm paying it forward with the a sample pack consisting of:
10 Red Pack Personnas
20 Israeli Personnas (Super+ Platinum)
3 Treet Platinum
This offer is open to any newbie who is still looking for that perfect blade. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to mail the blades before Monday.