I'm new to the forum but not to wet shaving and after reading so many things about the slant head I went ahead and got one. I mentioned somewhere that I had been shaving with an adjustable Gillete more than 20 yrs old and I was living in the past as far as wet shaving is concerned.
Well I got the Merkur long handle slant and it is all is supposed to be I must admit I was bit paranoid from what I read on this forum before shaving with it. I thought it was going to be a face chomping piranha and as a concesion to my fears used a Dorco blade, no feathers on this one; at least not this time.
Well the trick as everyone pointed out is angle and nooo pressure. I finished with a smooth and whole face. Thanks for the tips on the slant