My thinking is that if you are searching for shaving information, you probably already have some background in shaving. One of the reasons I prefer we don't have lots of "how-to's" posted around is that it invites participation. Actually, just like it did with you. Think how dull a forum would be if everytime a question was asked and someone just posted a link to an information page, and nothing else was said. Another thing I like is that as "new guys" gain experience and are in the habit of posting, they will jump in to help the newer guys with their questions. The big advantage there is that while some fellows here have done this a long time, it makes newer members comfortable when they get a response with "I'm still new to this, but I found...".
Wow, that's a lot to say we're glad you're here, and please ask any question you may have. You'll get tons of info, just open the door!
Oh, do you a first name?
Well, more of what I was looking for, was general DE info. I mean, I've been using a Mach3, and thinking there has to be a better way for about a year now.
So I finally decided to start searching about a month ago, and recently came upon this forum. Which is what I was actually hoping for. I rather like forums, as they are interactive.
But, since I've never seen or touched a DE(less the recent pics on the internet), much less even knew they EXISTED until recently, I don't really know what to ask to start with.
So that's where I'm at. Though I've managed to figure out that I need a DE, blades, soap(or cream I guess), and a brush. So those things were ordered from classic shaving yesterday.
I can figure out how to use the soap and brush I'm sure. But from what I've gathered, going from something like a Mach3(and before that, an electric), to a DE, sounds like it's a rather large deviation. And the learning curve starts all over again!
Oh, and a basic FAQ to make someone, like me, say something like: "Oh, THAT'S what he was talking about in that thread. It all makes sense now!" type of thing.