I've been using a safety razor for the past few years(the kind you put a double sided razor blade in), and felt reasonably happy with it. The only problem came from not being able to safely shave anywhere I couldn't see clearly, which ended up giving me more than a few nicks over the years. I remember using the Venus when it first came out, and liking it a whole bunch, so when I got a chance to test it out again I jumped at the chance.
The cushioned blade really hugs curves and gives a super close shave, way faster than I could comfortably do it with a safety razor. Most importantly , since the blade is always at the proper angle, I can shave everywhere, even places I can't see, safely and quickly. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]