I'm 60, born in 1951. When I started shaving, around the 7th or 8th grade, my dad gave me his old DE, a bottle of Old Spice, a bottle of Seaforth, and an old brush. I remember going to the store to select my Foamy and some blades. My Dad had converted to electric, and used an electric shaver for the rest of his life. I had two older sisters who I shared a bathroom with, and they had a couple of Shick injectors. I never tried them, and thank goodness, they left my stuff alone. A couple of years into shaving, I remember buying a new Gillette Adjustable from the drugstore--and cut myself to shreds. I had to learn to use that thing, but still often cut myself. My next adventure was the Techmatic band razor, and i remember being enthralled with the advance in technology. For me, it really was better--safer anyway. From that point, I can remember purchasing every new Gillette system as they came out--from the Track II on--thinking how they continually technically improved shaving. I started using disposables several years ago, my latest being some 4 or 5 blade Schick thingy that I thought was the cat's meow. Over the past 15 years I have experimented with brush and soap, and even tried DE's a couple of times, but really caught the bug just a few months ago. Now shaving is fun, and the razors, brushes, soaps, and gear are taking up two shelves in the linen closet.