For the past 6 months or so I’ve been shaving with as many retro-snooty-geek-hip products as I could find. Merkur safety razor (and blades), badger hair brush and Taylor of Old Bond Street creme. I love them all, especially the creme. I still can’t shave daily or my neck looks like a close-range shotgun wound, but when I do shave, it’s almost enjoyable. You can keep your silly 4-bladed Fusion nonsense at what, a buck a shave? The Merkur gets just as close, and once you get the hang of it, it’s just as easy. If nothing else, get yourself a nice brush and some Taylor of Old Bond Street. I’ve used the almond and the sandlewood. Both are great. I’d go into more details, but Merlin just posted a long and very commented post on this very subject. He claims to like the Fusion better, but he didn’t give it long enough. Fun read if you’re even remotely interested in a good shave.