Hi all. I stumbled on this forum because I was looking for a shaving alternative. I'm 44 and for the better part of my shaving life I've used cartridge and disposable razors. I've become increasingly annoyed the last few years with the quality and the price of these razors so I've decided to make the change and switch to a DE. From what I've read so far I think I'm going to try the Merkur HD. Not sure what blades yet, so any recommendations will be appreciated. Anyway. Glad to be here and looking forward to the change.