Having earned the title Shave stick Superman which I think is a custom title. I am once again having a go with Erasmic stick. I have bought three old style sticks and one of the more expensive types. What the difference is I don't know yet. I really like Erasmic soap though I usually mash it into a cup (usually with much grumpiness at the time hence title). The sticks here are really cheap. Lets see if I can use them without going mad.