Ok gents, so I just disinfected and shaved with my Type I hydro-magic razor. I used for the shave just a standard face wash for prep and usage of Gillette shave gel for the soap. My first impressions of this razor are fantastic. The first pass WTG was phenomenal. The razor cut better than the ST2 disposables I've been using up to this point. The second pass was ATG and this pass was just as productive as the first pass, but with a few weepers I will attribute to inexperience and bad shave soap. Third pass was also fairly non-eventful save for those minor weepers. All things considered, I think this one is a keeper and more to my liking. SE razors are definitely better than DE for me. And even if the blades are somewhat expensive, if they last a good amount of shaves, I'm paying FAR less at what, 5 to 7 dollars, vs $15 or even $20 for cartridges?