I'm a young buck (turning 25 on the 27th), so I started shaving right when the mach 3 first came out. I tried out the fusion, but found that the closer blades just clogged up faster, as I have a rather heavy beard. I figured there had to be something better out there, and some how or another stumbled upon DE wet shaving. After talking about it for a few months while complaining about my cartridge razor, the wife decided to set me up for a combined fathers day/birthday present. I'm patiently awaiting my Merkur 180, 100 pack sampler of blades, Col. Conk almond soap, and a tweezerman badger brush. I've been reading all I can to try and avoid killing myself and to keep myself busy until it all gets here.