Opposite reaction from me. I had consigned my Merkur 510 L to the 'meh' box. This initiative made me have another go and, boy, am I glad I did! I got this razor in my early days of DE shaving and my technique just wasn't up to it. All change now: super smooth shaves with the Super Iridium blade and I'll be sorry to change on Monday. However, I've now got the encouragement to try out one or two other non-Gillette razor. Watch this space!