I have been on a very busy schedule lately, and was trying to get out as quickly as possible every morning. Got to the point where I can get BBS in under 10 minutes. Well under 10 minutes - the shaving itself takes perhaps 5 min, the rest is aftershave care & cleaning. After a hot shower, rub Arko stick on my stubble, face lather, classic three passes with Parker Variant set at 3.5 and Astra SP, a couple little cleanup passes here and there, quick rinse with cold water, generous splash of witch hazel, stick the razor in a vile with rubbing alcohol, wash the soap off the brush, quick cleanup of countertop, apply some Nivea balm, put the razor away. All done in 7-8 minutes. I get a weeper every now and then, but most of the time it's absolutely irritation free. I got lucky, having started only 3 months ago - my first razor was delivered on March 15th - I got through the initial and painful adjustment period fairly quickly, despite having sensitive skin and hard wiry stubble, and shaving every single day except for an occasional Sunday. Discovering the right preparation, the right razor, the right blade, and sticking to basics (always softening the stubble in the shower first, not applying pressure, paying attention to the angle, relathering after each pass) was the key. I did go back to the Baili for a day and, as much as I like it, I have to admit that the Variant is a far superior razor in many ways, especially the efficiency. Baili is just too mild, and not as heavy (the weight helps with not applying pressure).