That's great!!! I enjoyed my shave with mine. I'm glad the shimming worked, but it may have also helped that the blade wasn't brand new. I've found the SS PTFE blades to be very harsh (i.e., potentially generating irritation) on the first shave and they "mellow" out a few shaves in. Either way, welcome to the "Latcher Catchers Club" -- been trying to think of a cool name and then starting a thread for those of us who appreciate those razors.