I have a Weishi that I use as my travel razor. I find it to be a great little razor, very mild shaving. Blade selection is the key to the Weishi IMHO. Do yourself a favor and get a blade sampler pack. Find the right (most comfortable/ closest) blade for YOU.
The goal is to make multiple passes with little to no pressure reducing the beard with each successive pass. You will be used to jamming the old type of razors you were using against your skin to acheive a close shave. Old habits die hard, but your results will be much better with no pressure.
As to shave creams, we are not wackos! You really will get a more comfortable and close shave with a quality shave soap or cream and a brush and mug. You really will.
Good luck sir!
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