Our usual razors in this house are the double or triple blades that we buy in 12 packs when they are on sale. So this was a definite step up, both in styling and in comfort. This razor is pretty different, the head swivels and flexes. It almost looks like a work of art or some fancy new technology. I was not sure if all that fanciness would really make a difference or not, after all my rigid razors have done the job for years. Well, this was a better shaving experience all the way around- no question about it. The shave was closer, the shave was smoother, and there was no dread (after I got used to it) that I would nick myself if I wasn't careful. I was then worried that because there were so many tightly packed blades, stubble would get caught hopelessly in the blades, making them not as effective. This also was not the case. Stubble rinsed right out. So I am a believer now. These are superior to my discount razors in every way quality-wise. And my skin gets a much better shave. So I would fully recommend these for anyone.