Yes, we did. It is a safety razor or straight razor that is best. What else would you expect on a traditional shaving forum? If someone asks "Which razor is best?", the correct answer is "Either a Merkur 34C or an Edwin Jagger DE89". The reasons why? - These two safety razors are the most widely available and readily accessible models. - They are of reasonable cost and high quality, and thus represent good value for the money. - They might not be the very best razor of all for the person asking, but at the very least will be quite good and very suitable for learning to wetshave. In short, they are a good starting point. - If the person asking decides to go with only one razor from then on, both of these models would do nicely. - This stock answer has long been given, and long proven suitable for getting newbies started on the right path. Because as someone qualified to give such an answer, you realize that you often cannot answer this question for a given individual, regardless of the product: "Which ______ is best?" so you give a good answer instead. If the person asking the question winds up being all the better for taking your advice, that really is the best answer you can give. They can take it from there. Edit: Going back to the OP, which was a point well taken: Then don't try to give them the right answer. Give them a good answer instead, which is really what they were looking for. I know that repetitive questions can get a little tedious, but isn't information sharing one of the reasons forums were created in the first place? When viewed as a golden opportunity, newbie questions become less tedious, even if they are often repeated. Sure, someone can learn very well by lurking for a time, but other folks are impatient and want to jump into traditional wetshaving right away. Given all the praise we heap on it, who can blame them?