I have been a Hydro 5 user since it launched and found that the men's version worked better than the "feminine" version of Hydro. It always gave me a super smooth shave with one swipe, and the clean shave and the blades lasted longer than anything I had used previously.
When I purchased my most recent package of blades, I noticed the new design for the lubricant bar. I didn't think much of it until my first shave with it. First swipe, the new lubricant casing left track marks in my shave cream. Literally, I could see where the casing went through the shave cream and the space in between (where the lubricant is) went OVER the shave cream. (And it wasn't a thick coating of shave cream, I use just enough to cover!)
What I noticed second was my leg still felt prickly. What happened to my close shave? After two weeks, I am having to go over the same areas 5-6 times (?!?) to get reasonably smooth but I find that within hours, I can feel stubble again. This NEVER happened with the old design.
Way to ruin a great product. :-(