I find the best way to select any shaving product is to see what the knowledgeable members of Badger and Blade say, look to see if there is a consensus among brethren who seem to like the things you like, and try it for yourself. If it a consumable, in case it disappoints, you ought to take that first foray in small quantities. If it hardware that fails to do what you had hoped for, this is a great place to pay it forward or sell it. I do not care what someone inside a factory says. I do care what knowledgeable users say.