I've now taken the plunge and am finally getting the hang of it.
I picked up a Parker 86R razor that came with 100 Sharp blades. For the soap I found some that's handmade near here (Rochester, NY). I think I'm going to have to swap that for something better. I just can't get it to lather up well.
I'm also going to have to get a better brush. The one I have is from Walgreens. Let's just say that I'm shaving more bristles of the brush from my face than actual hair. ;-)
I do love the shave though. It beats my Fusion razor hands down.
I've spent a lot of time reading through the posts here, and want to thank everybody for the advice and great tips.
I think I'm going to pick up a tweezerman brush and Colonel Conk's soap to replace what I'm using now. So far, I'm really happy with the Parker razor, but am looking forward to hitting up yard sales and estate sales this summer to see what else I can find. :-)