Anyone familiar with my posts knows I have no problem with cartridges, as long as they shave well (and the tech is so old that every one I've tried, does) and are reasonably priced. But whatever someone wants to pay...hey, go for it. Your money. But I want to get something off my chest. What is absurdly funny is opposition I've seen in other places to what we call traditional wetshaving...opposition that is in favor of modern means of shaving (cartridge systems). Nothing wrong with that in itself -- but the opposition I've seen a few times is for the stated reason that, somehow, how we shave is not helpful to the environment, etc. As if somehow using a clunky old antique to shave is going to harm Mother Earth, while using an allegedly recycled plastic cartridge unit bought from the health food store for $20 won't. That makes no sense to me. ALL the energy and resources that created my Senator were expended right around 80 years ago. Apart from what calories I burn while shaving, it costs zero energy to use today, and it has zero environmental impact. Bonus: if I use vintage blades, ditto on that point as well. I can bury a handful of them when they're done. In a few years, the iron/platinum/chromium content of four square inches of soil in my backyard will have risen just a hair aaaaaand...that's the extent of their effect on the environment. But every modern plastic cartridge -- DESIGNED TO BE DISPOSED OF -- invariably ends up in the landfill no matter which colored bin you toss it into. They're not recycled, it's too labor intensive to separate the steel from the plastic, and wouldn't be worth doing if it could be done. So they're going into the ground where they're going to sit for several centuries. In fact, the opposition on these grounds is so anti-logical and asinine that I figure it has got to be the work of paid shaving industry shills. Sorry for the rant. I don't see this opposition often but I do see it and never fail to point out the poster's stupidity when I do. They have yet to reply back (another sign that it's just a shill who doesn't actually believe what they post).