I was provided a free razor to try and review as part of a program run by Gillette, so my stake in the product wasn't too high (and I guess for $10 per handle, yours isn't either). That being said, I had a pretty nice time using the Fusion ProGlide. The handle worked well, had decent give at the cartridge, and had a really nice grip. For that, I guess I would give the handle itself 5 stars. It's pretty ornate, but does what it is supposed to do. As for the overall shave I received, I would say the 5-bladed cartridge I was provided with was a bit overkill and caused irritation at first, especially since I've been using 3-blade razors for the past 7 years or so. I keep clean-shaven most of the time - only shaving ever 3 days or so - and after the first few shaves, the initial irritation went away and I was able to enjoy a nice, close shave (the trimming blade is also a major plus). The price of replacing these cartridges seems a bit high though, and since there was really nothing spectacular about the overall product I don't think I can recommend it to everyone. It does a good job at what it's supposed to, but just at a relatively high price in my opinion.