The Sabre actually has great user feedback. With regard to cheaper options, there isn't a way to do a three-piece GEM in a more affordable way that meets my design requirements. Specifically, the head should be as compact as possible and centered over the handle for proper balance and handling. This requirement is what led to the creation of the narrow center post which allows the Sabre to be uniquely compact and robust. It's extremely expensive to machine. PAA has a nice lower cost option that breaks my design requirements which is necessary to get to that price point. I don't mind the comments at all; they're just perplexing to me. Perfect . This experience was the exact goal of the Sabre. It's all about ease of use. The angle is intuitive and anyone can pick one up and get a great shave without much thought or focus.