As title states, I've always been a wet shaver. That said I've also always used disposable razors and whatever household soap has been to hand. I'm pushing 45 at the end of the month (03/08) and recently (not a clue as to how) got hooked on these "shaving forums!" (All YOUR fault!). Bought a Merkur HD gold plated jobby and went on to spend approximately £200 ($400) on other razors/shaving creams. I'll never look back! We're all totally mad and hopelessly addicted and I couldn't be happier!!! Feel free to send contributions to me at the following address: "WTF, happy to pay, it's all on you!" 'nuff said!!!