Saving money was never my intention with this. I wanted a better shave and I wanted a razor that didn’t feel like a cheap plastic toy. I’ve achieved both of those.
That sums it up for me. I was getting bad shaves, got tired of it in 2018, and the search engines did the rest.
I managed to zero in on DE kit that worked for me (Rockwell, various Game Changers, Astra SPs) without too many blind alleys, by reading the reviews here.
Have I saved money? I doubt it, but I have exceeded my own get better shaves target more than I would ever have guessed.
I've also had fun reading B&B, enjoying the community, and discovering soaps and brushes that work.