I am a firm believer that most men's shaving needs can be met with a Super Speed or Tech...which is what Gillette obviously figured out early on too. I got a great shave Thursday night with a late year English Tech. Aluminum handle, sheet steel base, and nickel-plated zamak top cap. Blade was a Gillette Patinum Plus. As you are new to DE, a Fatip might work. I have a Piccolo, but I don't like it as I have to cut at a steeper angle than my other DEs. Can't go wrong with a Game Changer, made in Canada, .84 though. I love mine. But I'm not about to switch to the metric system or make Molson my regular brew over it. Or drive around wth Ann Margaret on random on my sound system. The only thing you can do wrong is to keep using an electric.