During the prior 30-40 days, I have been enjoying my Lather Catcher Journey rotation (no DE's or other SE's in the rotation). Last Thursday was my last shave since I did not have a face to face meeting scheduled until the following Wed. I decided to give my face a 3 day shave rest which ended up a 5-day rest. Tonight I decided to bring out my Vector since it had been a while since I last took it for a spin and I thought that it would be a good test for my Vector OC. With a significant 5 day growth, I loaded up a Proline 30 blade with the Vector OC. I have several Vector posts on B&B praising the Vector and tonight is more of the same. I am convinced that the Vector is the top dog at Blackland. I have owned the Bird, the Sabre, and the Dart, and they are all great razors but the shave tonight sealed the deal. My first pass with the OC base set me up for an easy second pass with the SB base. Five days of growth and I only needed 2 passes and a good clean-up and I am close shaved enough to skip a shave day. The Vector has always been a superior razor for my jawline and neck. If you venture out to acquire a Vector get both plates. The OC base provides slightly more blade feel but it mows down whiskers and sets you up for fewer passes. The SB base is silky smooth and comfy. If you shave every day or have a light beard then the SB base is all you need. By the way, the Vector is a great head shaver too. Like others here on B&B I move many razors in and out of the den and can own up to 30 vintage razors and a couple of modern razors in any given month. As good as the Vector is it will not motivate me to curtail my hobby for now but if I could only have one razor the Vector might be the one.