Hi All, Like many, I have been lurking and bought myself some supplies to hopefully start to enjoy shaving and get a better shave. I had been shaving for about 7 years with twin-blade Schick disposable and the cheapest canned gel I could buy. Since I started shaving I had always wanted to learn more about shaving with a soap, brush, and what I thought were cool looking razors (DE's). A couple of weeks ago I picked up the following Merkur 180 Col. Conk Bay Rum Soap Tweezerman Brush Art of Shaving Unscented Aftershave Gel Derby and Feather Blades So far I have shaved about 10 times and my shaves keep getting better, but I am having a bit of a problem figuring out the grain pattern on my neck. I am looking to pick up a blade sampler to see if anything suits me better than the Derbys, I have been weary of the Feathers and not used them yet since I have been getting a better shave each time with the Derbys because my technique is getting better. Just figured I would say hello.