Why is a new fangled thingie with changeable plates better then a vintage adjustable? Simple question. Why pay all that money? It’s not hard to pick up a good slim or Super adjustable at a good price. Want a German tool then Merkur. No extra parts to keep up with. Quality? What more do you want? These vintage razors have past the test of time many times over. So other then having the newest more expensive toys to show why get them?