I'm relatively new to the wet shaving game and new here. So far I have a Merkur Classic (with Merkur blades, soon to be replaced with Feathers and/or Personnas), a Kent BK4 (found for a good price locally), an Omega boar hair brush (the first brush I had), and some Proraso. I have a bunch of cream and soap samples coming, too.
Now I'm looking at another razor or two, and in particular I'm looking to get an adjustable. The Merkkur Progress and Gillette Fatboy are the frontrunners in my consideratons, as the other Merkur adjustables are too expensive and seem quite unwieldy.
So, anyone have a strong preference for one of the two, or any advice on their quirks? The Progress' smooth handle seems like it might be a problem, plus there's the coolness of owning a Fatboy, I suppose, but I'd like to hear some opinions or get some recommendations from those who've owned/used both.