Ive decided to take the plunge and invest in my very first DE razor. It is a brand new Parker Interceptor and it came with 6 Gillette 7 o'clock blades. I bought it off eBay for a tenner.
One reason why I decided to go DE is to help the environment by not throwing out loads of plastic cartridges as well as the big savings on blades. When my skills improve with my DE im looking to upgrade to something more substantial (or even to a Slant Bar once fully mastered).
I really hope to see a huge benefit in the quality of my shaves as im willing to learn to use my DE properly. I'll take a look at some of the DE threads on this site.