Gentlemen, I'm glad I found this site. I've been looking into ways to get a better shave for a while now. I went through all of those mach3 to schick blades, and now i'm at the Schick Hydro 5 blade. that, with a Art of Shaving kit my fiance gave me, I think i get a pretty great shave. The only problem is my beard is so coarse, I need to switch out the Hydro 5 Blade often, and it's kind of expensive. I was in San Francisco in november and a girl at the AoS store recommended a safety razor since the blades are less expensive. I've been shopping around, and i'm a little intimidated with the selection that's available. What do y'all recommend for a newbie who has thick/coarse facial hair?