Well, I am currently working my way through my West Coast Shaving sample pack, and I have run into a very strange situation with the Crystal blades. I had heard good things about these relatively cheap blades, so I was very excited to give them a try.
I have shaved with them a few times now, and I find that they feel terrible on my face. They feel as if they are skipping across my face, and raking the skin.
However, when I feel my face, I find that they are doing an excellent job. Two passes (one WTG and one XTG) and I am getting a DFS, and in some places, I am very nearly BBS.
Most of the discomfort comes during the actual shave itself, and my skin is only slightly more irritated after shaving than with other blades. I really don't know what to make of these blades. They make the shave much less enjoyable, but who can argue with results?