You realize you have absolutely no idea what you are doing. Thats how my first SR shave went. I must have watched 50 videos over the last week to prepare me for this. Easy, easy I thought. My friends, how incredibly naive I was. I got in front of the mirror and my ape like hand coordination had me genuinely afraid for my safety. It felt like the blade kept getting hung up, as if there was something sticky on my face. I followed the same old routine I have used for shaving that I learned reading threads here. I used the same soap I always use, same brush, same routine. I have been DE shaving for a little over a year now so I feel comfortable with the lather I get and I don't think that was the issue. I purchased it from a reputable vendor who I read about here and the blade seems very sharp. It was disappointing, but I did have fun, so I will just study and work on my technique.