I am just saying hello - I am a new member but a long time DE shaver. I got upse at the cost of cartridges one day, went to Art of Shaving, and used the cartridge $$ for a Merkur and never looked back. I don't have a huge collection like you guys do, but I do have 5 razors (the Merkur, a Tech, a fat boy, a slim adjustable, and a travel Feather). To go with them I have 3 brushes (a Waterford crystal handle badger, an AOS badger, and a boar I bought at Target. While I enjoy the ritual of shaving, I am a utilitarian and only go over my face once, and find that works well for me. This year I am shaving even less, as I decided to grow my beard for a year in October. I now have about 3 inches of length from my chin and am hoping to look like JEB Stuart by Halloween. I rarely have what you guys call AD, except when it comes to bicycles, both antique and modern; I'm sure that my wife would be happier if I collected razors and or brushes instead. I have lurked form many years and am happy to finally join the conversation.