So, to back track a bit. My Remington finally died. I pulled it apart and had to order a couple of AAA NiMH to replace. The batteries not only have solder tabs but are (were) flipping glued to the circuit board. While I was letting out an evil scientist maniacal laugh at Remington's attempt at engineered obsolescence, I decided I might get back into wet shaving and try my hand at a DE safety razor. Never used a safety razor before and I have no interest in using a straight at this point in time. Before electric, I've always used the crappy multi-blade razors with the fancy cool names/colors/designs and yes, even one that vibrated? I used it once and tossed it in the trash. For some reason, vibrating razor blades next to my carotid was not giving me the warm and fuzzies. They never gave me a good shave and the electric was worse but satisfied my lazy side.
I read that the Merkur is a good beginners razor.
Not sure on the blades yet. Many say the Derby is a good starter.