Got this on sale for my honey. Straight razors aren't his thing, so he's been using the bargain electric shavers that take forever to get the job done. When he first got it, he was scared that it would shave the skin right off his face. The hairs on his face are soft, but they grow in fast and thick. Now he can shave everyday and it only takes a few minutes. He hasn't tried a wet shave but so far has been thrilled with it. Only peeve I have is that it's not flat on the bottom, so it doesn't stand straight up, which means where ever it lays, there's a pile of hairs. A soap dish works to contain. Read other reviews about how expensive the replacement blades/foils were. In my opinion, if it's a nice clean shave that is convenient and only takes a few minutes, it's worth it. And if the concern is the price of the foils/blade replacements being half the price of a new shaver, then get a brand new shaver if it makes you feel better. This shaver is worth the price.