This evening I had my first go with my DE. I lathered up with my brush from Wolf Whiskers and some C.O. Bigelow Shave cream. I used my Gillette Tech that I found hidden in an antique shop here in town and a Derby extra blade my compadre set me up with while I wait on my sampler pack in the mail. For starters, when I shave there is nothing zen-like about it...wham, bam, thank you ma'am. This time, I decided to take it slow and pay attention to every detail. Glorious!! The way the blade made clean pass on my face was an AWESOME feeling. I made two passes WTG and XTG. I have never been to a barber to get a shave so I cant compare it to my shave tonight but this was by far the closest I have had. I finished it off with a little Clubman and on I went smiling.