Since I had the SE2, I decided to pick up the SE1 baseplate from the returns on the ATT website. The story... My initial entry into the AC platform was very disappointing. I was not going to put anymore money into it. Long story short, the Schick Proline blade saved the platform for me, extremely sharp and smooth. The V1 Hawk was immediately given to my father-in-law. The aluminum General was used off and on and then sold. And everyone knows how I feel about the El Jefe, it's outstanding. The shave today with the SE1 was just as outstanding as the El Jefe shaves. Smooth and efficient. No fear, no irritation. I ordered the Mr SE(new El Jefe) and if it's the same shave experience, the price is hard to beat. If you have the coins, the ATT SE1 is well worth it. It's stainless steel and very well made, the cap that came with my SE2 lined up perfectly with the SE1 baseplate. To put things into perspective, The SE1 is probably the best all around razor. Its efficient and smooth, well balanced, I love the way it feels in my hand and it's well made, love the weight and the Atlas handle. The SE2 is a step above the SE1, more focus is required, but it will get you to your desired results a little faster. The El Jefe is only second to the SE1 in build quality, not sure what the El Jefe is made of, but it's an outstanding shaver. The aluminum General was definitely milder. The Classic Cobra was definitely milder, I didn't care for the shape of the handle. The Asylum RX didn't offer me the safety I look for in a safety razor, and wasn't any more efficient than the SE2. The RR Hawk V1 was too mild, never used it with a Schick Proline though. After shaving with the SE1 for the first time today, I doubt I'll pick the SS General. I'm very happy with the SE1 and SE2, paired with the Schick Proline, they are my favorite AC razors.