Yeah, that's RAD. It's interesting you brought up vintage OC razors because (since I have the RR SLOC and really like it) my attention has turned to OC razors lately. I went to the PAA site. I didn't know about remakes of vintage razors (except for the Gillette one). And I looked at the Leresche razors on eBay. Pretty pricey. Thanks for all the info. (And yeah, Meta4 is pretty bad.)Well, everyone else has chimed in, so here's my take on your dilemma. I agree with the "go vintage" train of thought, but not necessarily a vintage Gillette. I'd spend a little money and try (be patient) to find a vintage Leresche open comb, easily superior to any Gillette non-adjustable that I've ever shaved with.
Or, you can go on the Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements site and check out their new production of razors based on vintage classics. The PAA Prismatic is an homage to the Leresche-made Kirby Beard razor and is hands down the best razor you can buy for under 30 bucks, and better than most that cost more. If you're one of those guys who insist on stainless steel, they have the same model in SS called the Meta4 - get it, metaphor, for around $70. They should stick to making the things and let someone else name them, but I digress.
The PAA Double Open Comb series is also very good and very inexpensive. You can adjust the aggression by varying the handle tension - tighten it down and then back it off a bit. They sell an Ascension DOC in several finishes that claim this adjustability, but I have the original (nickel plated, under $35 bucks) and this trick works with that one too.
Then, after you load up on these homage razors, you'll wait a few months (if that) and it'll be off to some other bright shiny shaving object. That's RAD.