Hey everyone, thanks for the suggestions... quick update. Shaved again today (head and face/neck) and got what I'd consider a DFS for now. Only one nick anywhere, and slight irritation on the problem area on my neck. But overall I'm satisfied. I think I got slightly better lather adding more water than I previously had been, and I was VERY careful to watch my blade angle and a very light touch. I'm awaiting a the .84 head for my GC razor, as it had been suggested that a more aggressive head would require fewer passes and thus cause less irritation. Here's hoping. Overall, I'm happy to be improving.