I must have been caught up in some kind of an alternate universe!!! I've been wet shaving since the mid 1960s. Probably used a few Gillette razors some of you guys lust for now. Used Rise, Foamy and Barbasol canned cream. Finished off with Old Spice or Skin Bracer. Used carts from whenever they snuck into the market up to about 8 or 9 years ago. Got sick of paying for 3 blade carts. Wife got me an EJ DE87 razor out of a catalog (Duluth Trading Co.). Bought my Wilkinson Sword blades at Wal-Mart. .........here's where I enter the alternate universe........ Wal-Mart stopped stocking my blades a few years ago. Never liked the CVS or Walgreens blades. I THEN WENT ONLINE IN A SEARCH FOR BLADES. JUST BLADES. ONLY BLADES. You all know what happened next, don't you? You know......the saving money part. HA! Look at all this shaving stuff I've accumulated. I now spend time figuring out what soap or cream to pair with which aftershave and take pictures of my daily shave and post them here. I need help. Oh, I got the blades alright.....hundreds of them! I have a spreadsheet with my blade inventory. I have 12 years of daily shaves in stock. I'll be 80 before I need to buy another blade. I put everything shave related on my kitchen table this morning and here it is. I never caught the razor bug. Still have the EJ but it's semi-retired. Use it when traveling. The Merkur 45 just sits there. Use the Omega synthetic and 10086 brushes. Use the Semogue too. I like the variety but I'm realizing this is over the top. I could easily get great shaves using this kit every day. I think I'll just start using stuff up by breaking from a different software set-up every day, to a weekly run. It'll still take me years to whittle this craziness down. Ok, I'm done.........gotta check Italian Barber's "Deal of the Day". And did I read where Maggard's is selling the slant head? And what about WCS's coupon.