I've been using AOS soap and brush along with a Mach 3 and Fusion for the last couple of years.
I received my Vision on Friday, so Saturday morning I was very excited to begin using it.
After my shower I applied the pre-shave oil and lather as I usually would. I loaded my Vision with one of the Merkur razors that came with it and with a slightly shaky hand began tearing and scraping my face.
No matter what setting or angle I tried, I simply could not comfortably remove the 1 day old stubble from my face, so I followed some of the advice I was given and washed my face and put my new toys away. (Some cuts / Lots of razor burn / irritation around neck area) (Only N-S direction)
To sum it up, not a good experience.
That evening I received my sampler pack from letterk, (very reasonable price, and fast service. Thanks letterk!) and immediately loaded a Swedish Gillette.
Sunday morning same pre-shave routine, reached for the Vision, but for some reason felt a little more confident. I dialed it about two letters clockwise from the stop, and was able to get a pretty close shave. I kept the razor handle nearly perpendicular to the floor and it worked pretty well for the sides of my face, chin, and upper lip area. I found that my neck and jaw areas were a lot more difficult and sensitive, but was able to get a relatively close shave there as well. (No cuts / some razor burn / some irritation) (N-S / cross cut / S-N)
Monday morning, used the Gillette again but quickly became a little to comfortable and gave myself a sizable gash on the side of my neck (wrong angle too much pressure), I took a deep breath and concentrated on my grip and angle. I finished up without any more mishaps. (Couple of cuts / no razor burn / some irritation)
(N-S / cross cut / S-N)
I find shaving with a DE a bit challenging, but I'm definitely enjoying it.