So, I've wanted to try this razor for a while now and received mine about 10 days ago. The packaging is totally awesome! I love the gift-style packaging. I won't go into more detail about packaging. It's very nice and I'm impressed with the high quality packaging. We'll leave it at that. Now, I'm aware of the fact that I don't spend much time posting in the safety razor forum so I thought I'd first share my experience with razors. I'm not new to DE razors. I started DE shaving back in 2008. My experience includes the following razors (not complete list): - Many vintage razors excluding the very rare ones like Toggle, Single/Double ring etc. Some examples...blue tip, flare tip, red tip, aristocrat, fatboy, slim, super adjustable, NEW LC, NEW SC, slim twist, Schick Krona. - Just about all the Schick Injectors excluding the tennis racket handle one and the Paul Revere LE. - Six various GEM SE's. - Modern razors include nearly the entire range from Merkur (open comb, 15C, 33C, HD, 38C, 37 slant, 39 slant, Bakelite, Progress, Futur), Muhle R89/Grande/Sophist/R41, a few from the Edwin Jagger line, Ikon 102 slant. For the last 4 years, the Merkur Progress (I have 2 long handle and 1 short handle) has been my only razor. I've tried a few others in that time but none remained in my den because I'm not a collector and am utilitarian so if a razor can't match or better the Progress, it's out!! The Rockwell 6S is a stainless steel razor. I particularly like the weight of it, weighing in at 114grams. It has a fantastic balance point at about two-thirds up the handle. The length of the handle is also great. Not too long and not too short. Guess what...the 6S has firmly marked its spot in my den! It's here to stay! I love that it's adjustable but with no moving parts...GENIUS!!! I haven't bothered to try #1 and #2 settings. I've tried #3 - #6 and here is my feedback... Plate #3 was smoooooth! The Ikon 102 Slant is the only other razor I've ever used which was this smooth. This plate on the 6S gave a much closer shave (a nice DFS) than the 102 so this was already a massively great start for the 6S razor! Plate #4 Smoothness is pretty much retained but a much closer shave! This is my daily setting and I get a BBS with full comfort every day! The Progress has taken a backseat for the moment. The shave from the 6S is just awesome and whilst the Progress isn't going anywhere, over the years I have found the Progress to be a very fragile razor and prone to the the moving parts becoming faulty and the razor goes off alignment so the Progress will no longer be my daily driver but more for a change-up. Plate #5 provided a very close shave but 2 days in a row caused a bit of irritation on my neck. So this one will be reserved for those times where I may have multiple days of growth. There's no point moving up from #4 as the BBS from that plate, doesn't become extra-BBS with #5. Plate #6 A no go for me. Neck irritation after just one shave. I'm one of those people that like a daily BBS so no point using #5 or #6 and not go for BBS due to irritation. I'd much rather stick with the #4 and get my daily comfortable BBS. Overall, the Rockwell 6S is a massive success for me! After 4 years with the Progress, I never thought I'd find a razor that would match the shave and the comfort and actually replace the Progress as my daily driver. It can also become a great travel razor using the Rockwell sheath. I can't recommend the 6S highly enough. If you're on the fence about it, just grab it and you won't regret your decision! The price is very, very competitive and in fact, is great value!