Greetings B&B! I'm a newbie to B&B, and a DE shaver for about 6 weeks. After lurking here for the last two weeks I finally decided it's time to checkin. And I'm frightened. You see, I already HAVE at least three obsessions that get me in trouble with SWMBO: photography, guitars, and computers. Great. Now I have another obsession/addiction I can spend money on, and stay up late corresponding with fellow B&B'ers talking about men shaving! In all seriousness, this forum seems like a great place to learn, share, contribute, and have some camaraderie. I've certainly gotten addicted to the shave one gets with a sharp, single bladed implement. I'm currently using the standard: Merkur 34C and am comfortable going ATG. I've been shaving 6 days a week (before I shaved maybe twice a week), and have been feeling like a million bucks! After a great shaving routine, there's nothing that my day can throw my way which I can't handle. I'm sure you all know what I'm speaking of!