Well, I don't know much about straights so others might want to chime in hear. But I've been looking into getting a straight so I can point you to some resources. If you go to shavemyface click on Cristopher Moss' The Art of the Straight Razor Shave. Also I'd recommend getting Lynn Abram's World of Straight Razor Shaving DVD. It covers just about everything you need to know about straights. You can pick it up at the Straight Razor Place, or at Classic Shaving.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, not powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord - Romans 8:37-39