Summary: I've used a blade for 50 years, largely because my whiskers tend to grow out "flat" on my neck and jaw line. My brother asked me if I still used a blade - his whiskers grow the same as mine - and he raved about this Panasonic. After one nick too many I took the leap and bought the ES-RF31-S.
Summary: I mostly buy cheap electric shavers, but I found this one on sale for about half price (but still expensive to me) and decided to splurge. I am glad I did. My shave is not only closer, but also much faster than with my old razor.