These are my thoughts on the whole aggression question. I was formerly a very mild shaver. DE89, Techs, Game Changers, Timeless 68, stuff like that. LEMS member. But it was a huge challenge to get a really close shave. Near impossible for a true cotton-ball tested BBS. Fast forward a bit, and I become enamored with the Charcoal Goods and Wolfman razors. Added to that, Dan the Wolfman Whisperer enlightened me on the joys of steep angle shaving. It was quite a revelation! After which my shaves kept getting smoother and smoother. My razors got more aggressive. And my shave result kept getting better and better. Before I embraced the steep, I could not shave with my Charcoal Level 2, sold my Blackbird, and got irritation from a Timeless 95 solid bar. Now I can easily enjoy a CG Level 3, shave with a Slim on 9, and have begun thinking about getting another Blackbird. The Timeless 95 feels too mild. I started my Wolfman Journey with a WR2 1.15. I have just gotten a 1.25. It still feels smooth as silk. The Wolf is the smoothest of them all. Magnificent razor! I think I can keep going up. And probably will. So my experience has shown me that the Wolf WR2 rules the roost, and to go steep. It has changed my shaves dramatically for the better. I might even get to 1.45 or 1.55 some day.