So true. I'm 65. When I was reaching the age to begin shaving(early '60's), like most boys my age, I was listening to the 50,000 watt AM rock stations like WKBW, WABC, and WLS. Gillette poured the bucks into those stations. At that time the "Super Blue Blade" was the newest thing(still a standard double-edged blade). So that's what I started on. My father used the cheap Gillette double edged blades, the kind that came in the red packs(All the blades at that time were individually wrapped in paper, kinda like guitar strings when you think about it). The wrapped blades were in tiny pasteboard boxes. My father's razor was the kind with a screw-off top; he was still using the same one when he died in 1986. After that came the injector single-edged blades (PAL and Schick, I think) The first real revolution was the Wilkinson Sword, a stainless steel double-edge. They had TV commercials where people bragged "I got 17 shaves!" I just trusted Gillette, moving from Trac II to Atra to Sensor to SensorExcel. I tried Fusion, which only lasted about five days. When I went to buy more, I realized they wanted $5.00 or so for each cartridge and called a halt. I tried different brands, and never really found anything I liked that was reasonably priced. The closest was a Bic. So my wife gave me Harry's for Christmas. I'm getting 2-3 weeks from a cartridge, so the price is reasonable. And no, they don't shave around the nose very easily. I'm not going back to double-edged blades. I have other things on mind when I'm shaving, and remember what it's like to slice up your face.