I actually still use a DE occasionally (nostalgia), so have a foot in both camps, but there's no denying the convenience, safety, speed and comfort (for me) of an electric. And probably as important, the uniformity and predictability of an electric shave. You'll read in the DE world "had a bad shave this morning." And you well might - shaky hand, dull blade, rushed, phase of the moon - but there's no "bad shave" with an electric (except for the random DE shaver that writes "I broke out my Grandad's 1950 Remington with the broken foil for the first time and it was terrible!"). An electric shave is the same, every morning. Undeniably not as close as a DE, but I find now after 50 years of looking in the mirror every morning, close enough. Way.