You guys have heard this a thousand times, but after much lurking and researching, I ordered my gear (Edwin Jagger DE89, Proraso Green, Proraso AS and a GBS synthetic brush) and, after 42 years of scraping the skin off my face, I had my first wet shave tonight. It went swimmingly. Two passes (WTG, XTG), no blood, and I'm a happy man. My wife does not understand what all the fuss is about, but I am beside myself. Thank you all for the excellent advice and unknowing encouragement. The addiction begins.