jfm said:Not to knock anyone's opinions, but one of these reviews is from someone who advocates the brushless 5 minute shave.
moses said:Could someone point me toward said review on this forum, which Geoff mentioned? Would be interested in other takes besides Corey's.
mantic said:Myself, I'm wondering if its more a case of spotty quality control than anything else.
majkeli said:I've wondered why some folks here are down on Shaveblog, I think it's hilarious. His MSNBC article is what brought my attention to wetshaving and I'm sure some others here too. He seems to be honest with his praise and his criticism, but maybe I'm not in the know about something.
Is there a good reason to give Corey short shrift?
AJS said:I know that a lot of people are down on the guy, but I don't have a problem with him per se, indeed those who know him personally praise him very highly. I just think that a lot of what is written on his site is dismissive and standoffish. He makes such a big deal about how the "shavegeeks" give him short shrift, then goes out of his way to court further disagreement. He seems to think that the so called hardcore shavers are thought nazis, insisting that we all favour aggressive razors, Feather blades and the biggest brushes possible, when anyone who is even remotely familiar with this site and other fora knows that YMMV is one of the most widely accepted concepts acrosss the boards. Having criticised his mortal enemies the shavegeeks for being so set in their ways, he carries on whoring the ridiculous Wee Scot as if it was the shaving brush equivalent of the second coming. He also acts like he is the man single handedly responsible for the revival of interest in DE shaving, when many of the members here have been doing it for years.
Finally, he paints such a negative picture of these forums and those who occupy them, that I am sure many are put off of joining. One of the best things about B&B is the free exchange of ideas and information , what is the point of cultivating needless animosity just so he has something to write about?