I think I am ready to start very slowly trying a little more aggressive shaving setup. Tried to shim my Baili 176 today by cutting the edges off old blades, but it's a royal pain and only good for setting it once, not for experimenting with different levels of aggressiveness. What modern adjustable razor would you recommend ? The idea is to get a razor that: Can provide great shave at all settings. Performance and reliability are the top priority. Goes from mild to pretty aggressive so I won't grow out of it soon. Good looking is a plus... after all we're also into this for the allure of the tools. I personally prefer classic looking razors over something like Futur. However, the first two points are most important. Would like to keep it under $100, better else not more than $70. This will be my last modern razor for a while. Two razors I see often discussed are Mercur Progress and Viking Emperor. Any others ?