It's been about two weeks now since I got my Rockwell 6C razor. So far I've used the R1 & R3 side plates with Gillette Silver Blue blade. So far I'm impressed. I now have made up my mind that I kind of don't care for the R1 side as it seems to take forever to slice all of the hair from my face. I flipped the plate over to R3 and it made a difference, well just a little bit. I am enjoying this razor by far. It seems to deliver more closer, comfortable, smooth shaves than my old Gillettes. I still have two more INDIVIDUAL plates to try with both sides. I will update my progress on this thread.