I've had this razor for about 6 months now and thought it might be time to make a few comments based on fairly regular use.
This razor is reputed to be very aggressive. Well, let me confirm that; it is very aggressive. This would be a terrible choice for a new DE shaver to try. If you are not careful, you could really suffer the consequences.
That being said, I went into this being extremely cautious. Beard prep is critical, and more so with this razor. I would always make sure to use this razor on a well-softened beard. I also make sure to use extremely light passes. The first pass, I am practically cutting off free-standing whiskers above the skin line.
The extra care is worth it. The razor is capable of an extremely close shave in 2 passes if you take your time. Don't try to use this razor in a rush. If you're late for work, grab the HD instead.
This razor is also quite capable of giving you legendary razor burn, scrapes, nicks and weepers. I have only suffered this one time early on. I quickly saw where I went wrong (rushing) and worked a little more on my technique, and haven't had anything but BBS, comfortable shaves out of this razor since then.
To sum it up: if you have this razor and hate it, try it again using a more careful approach. It does work, and works well, if you tailor your approach to the razor.