I ditched the cartridges and canned goop a year ago. I am very glad I did. Shaving has changed from a dreaded task to a wonderful hobby I truly enjoy. If I could start over, I would have started with a Rockwell 6C. In my opinion it is the best starter DE. The multiple plates allow you to adjust, but still have the simplicity of a three piece razor. Just my two cents. Enjoy the journey!