I hear you. You know this already but the biggest complaints are (1) cost and (2) damage to skin/ingrown hairs/etc. I agree with (1) where the Proglide and some others are concerned but no multiblade has ever given me any issues EXCEPT back in the days before I learned that Techinque (including prep) Is King. Just today I saw Big Lots has the green Schick Xtreme 3, which was the razor I dreaded using before discovering old school. Used to bloody me up something fierce. I should have grabbed a pack for old time's sake but forgot to. I bet they shave just fine.