so i logged off B&B for a week so my wallet could take a break while all sorts of goodies were arriving at the front door. I also started a new job and used that opportunity to give straights a chance . I picked up a GD108 here. The first time was quite nerve wracking in the beginning, but got some confidence a couple strokes into the shave and the second time was more graceful. Maybe my angles were off, but the shave was more like CCS with some stubble. It took some slight effort to get the blade moving. i did get some slights non-action cuts, but nothing crazy. I had to put some music on (with the bathroom fan on too) to get the sound of my family drowned out so as to focus.