I tried the Gillette Tech and that was painfully meek. I used the Gillette Slim Adjustable today and while it gave a serviceable shave, I'm going to stick to the Merkurs from now on. I had to finish up with a Merkur Progress to get my usual BBS feel. The Slim just didn't feel right in my hands. Oh, and the burn! I haven't had razor burn like that since the first time I tried a Feather DE blade. You add in a bunch of nicks and you've got yourself a dissatisfied shaver.