I'm 60 years old. When I was in college WAY back in the 1970's Gillette gave us free "college kits" which included a Trak 2 razor, shaving cream and some other goodies. Since then it seems Gillette has always sent me a free razor when they've come out with a new one. And I've been a Gillette fan for all these years because I've been happy with their product. The only time I ever tried a Schick was when they sent me their first entry into the 4 blade market. I hated the razor and went back to the Gillette Mach 3 which I was using at the time. Through a site called BzzAgent I was able to try the new Schick Hydro 5 Sensitive Razor. This is definitely a keeper!! They sent me two blades and after about 8 shaves I'm still on the first blade! It's even better than the Gillette Pro Fusion Glide that I've been using. I usually can't shave two days in a row because my skin gets irritated and I don't get a close shave. This razor has five blades and there is what they call a flip up trimmer which gives access for all blades to tight spots...like right under the nose. I did find it awkward to figure out how to open it, though. I think that design could use a little work. Both the Gillette and Schick have strips which are supposed to help make the shave smoother and cause less pull. The Schick calls theirs a "Hydrating Gel Reservoir" which has aloe and Vitamin E. I'm surprised it has lasted for 8 shaves. I can tell when these strips no longer work because the razor no longer glides as smoothly on the skin. So, after 8 shaves on the one blade I can report that there are no cuts, no nicks, no errors! The shaves are still smooth and still close. Gillette has some catching up to do!