I Love Shaving! I completely agree, unlike so many sorry souls, I enjoy the process of shaving, but that was only when I switched to traditional wet shaving. The time it takes really varies. I can do a quality shave in 5 minutes, but if I spend 10-15min, I can really achieve that "Baby Bottom Smooth" shave that we all desire. I do have a Muhle R41 Twist which is an open comb razor, but I usually use my Edwin Jagger DE89lbl which is a closed comb razor and is considered one of the best safety razors on the market today as stated here. It does come down to personal preference though. Kudos to using the straight razor! I have not tried to make that leap yet.