I have seriously considered getting that little area around my Adam's apple lasered off. It sounds ridiculous but I have very coarse hair and very sensitive skin on my neck, and there's basically nothing I can do to shave that area without it getting irritated. I have a Merkur HD and preferred the Feather blades when I was shaving that way. That was/is absolutely the best, most comfortable way to shave. It also feels luxurious - a heavy chunk of metal in your hands, very precise and measured shaving methods, the lathering up of creams/soaps that actually smell good... For those considering it, "mantic79" on YouTube has some excellent videos on how to approach it. Don't get too wrapped up in analyzing it - it's not that hard to start - but the videos might help improve the shave once you've started: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjhIy9rgWQU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjhIy9rgWQU</a> Right now, I'm using a Panasonic wet/dry foil electric razor. I like the convenience because I can shave with high quality shaving creams at home, for a very comfortable shave, but when I travel I don't have to pack anything but the razor - and it makes it very easy to shave at a house where I'm a guest and may not have the run of the place. The Panasonic is the only electric I've used that didn't make my neck feel like I had scraped the hair off with a microplane, and when wet shaving, it's a very close shave. Not quite as close as a blade, but much better than a lot of other electric razors.