Usually I’ll use a de safety razor. Once in a while a Gem Jr. Which I should take that out and use more often also. But from your praise of the razor and looking through that thread you had posted it makes me excited for when I can get it in the mail and try it.I think there may be some slight differences between the versions of the Type E (blade guard, spring type etc.), although it may be minor:
The aim of this thread is to categorize the Type E razors in a way that is easier understood for the average collector so as such I will not being using Appleby's designations other than the Type E label to describe them at all. They will presented in chronological order with the variations that...www.badgerandblade.com
Personally, I like the Schick Injectors and think they all shave great, although if you are a DE guy, there is a small learning curve.
I’m hoping the one I got will be an efficient shaver. I do like an efficient razor. But I’m hoping that I’ll get the technique down fairly quick. I’ll probably do like you said shave with it like a cartridge razor without thinking much about it on accident. But so far the worst for razor burn for me was an electric razor so far on my neck. So I’m hoping for nothing like that. That was horrible. Which is partially why I quit trying to use it.I'll second @luvmysuper's comment....and perhaps go a bit further. I started my journey in the DE world, and while my first foray into the SE world was a Gem (The Micromatic open comb), my first injector was a Schick E (specifically an E3 -- doesn't open and has lines/striations on the safety bar). The first shave was ULTRA close (really, TOO close....lots of weepers and probably the worst razor burn I have ever had). Once I adjusted my technique (i.e., not treating the razor like a modern cartridge razor -- light pressure, stay with the grain or cross the grain; but not against the grain in sensitive areas) I was fine. These days, that particular razor is one of my top 5 favorites, and that is from an over-sized den of well over 50 razors.
So if your first shave isn't perfect, don't give up on it....it is a great razor!