I finally got disgusted with the prison-rape prices of cartridge razor blades and read the Safety Razor thread. That lead to two hours of research and an episode of "I should never shop online after 10pm" debit card use. I've now got $200 worth of safety razors, soaps, oils, creams, and sample razors on the way, and I find myself bidding on vintage Gillettes on eBay. This from the guy who works from home and shaves maybe three times a month unless I'm traveling. Hey, at least after I spend a couple hundred I'll be saving tens of dollars on blades! I know I'll save lots more over time. Getting out from under the boot-heel of corporate greed makes me happy, so what the hell.