Seriously love reading this, and wish it were easier to convince people that it's really nowhere near so frightening as people constantly think. All it takes is a properly honed edge. Such a fine experience can be had if people can get a good edge and get over the fear.
On the second point - I will link people to your post and encourage you to tell folks it turns out nothing to be scared of, quite unexpectedly simple rather. You're perspective having just started will be valuable for people to hear to help them get over that fear.
Thank you, I appreciate it. I don't know where the fear of SRs come from (movies maybe?) but it's definitely unfounded. More people need to see the light and so; please do share my experience at will. I hope more people can enjoy this art form of shaving.