Hmmm. Been at the DE hobby for 2 months and loving it. Been through probably a dozen blade types, rotate through 2 pre-shaves, 4 shave creams, and 4 after shave balms, and rotate 3 razors regularly. No question, the Merkur beats the other 2 hands-down for consistent quality and enjoyment of shave. But, and this is the basis for my question, I'm finding that I am becoming less and less sensitive to the blade I use, aside a very very few (pretty well-acepted) duffers. Is this a normal experience? I wonder if it might just be due to the much warmer season (I'm in the UK and we're heading into Summer).