Hello! Great to be a part of a huge community with an (what seems to be) endless well of information! I would say I'm off to an ok start. I began with an Shavely TTO razor from Dollar General a couple months ago. It's junk, but it got me into it. I now have a Parker 87R that I use, though I'm not altogether pleased with it. I haven't really had any trouble with it, other than the build quality is a little rough. Only a slight nick using a Feather Blade (lol I took that thing out immediately...it's not for this neck). Using Personna Platinum blades seems to have evened things out. Still trying to find my way to a razor to call home.