Welcome! I'm a new joiner from the upper Midwest as well. I started on the 34C and took some notes on how different blades treated me in it, if you have questions.
Thanks, that might be helpful. At recommendation from several, I have been sticking with Astra SPs to start with and getting a good feel for them with my razor, but I have acquired a couple of blade samplers and have a lot to dive into. I have had a hard time finding a chart or guide to how some of these blades differ in comfort/sharpness - just mixed comments. Then again, that's such an effort that what I'm after may not exist.