When the latest piece of Gillette crap came out, I took one look at the cost of the replacement blades and said "no more!"
I went to Ebay, bought a 1967 Gillette Adjustable Double Edge Razor for $9.95 +$2.00 S&H, and 200 double edge blades for
$15.00 S&H included for a total of $26.95. Each blade lasts me a week. So, I will get 1400 shaves for a average cost per shave of 0.01925 cents!
I use shaving soap and a badger brush,
I shave in the shower, the shaves I get are superb, and I will never buy the disposable plastic junk razors again. I recommend every man do the same. Some things didn't need to be "improved."