Thinking about getting one. Anyone have one? I'm currently looking at the Merkur 38C "Barber Pole". I currently use a Gilette Fusion (5-blade) with Nivea Shaving cream. I really like the vibrating function and it does pretty well in long hair ( I have a pretty thick beard ). But it's pretty much unusable without the vibrating function. And there's no way I can shave 2 days in a row with it. How do the safety razors fair in longer beards (talking 3-4 days that isn't really a problem with the Gilette)? Would I have to trim it first? I've got Trumper's violet shaving cream with a badger hair brush on the way. Figured I'd try that aspect out before getting a safety razor.