Didn't know there was a thread on this. I'm currently using a Phillips electric razor (cost around RM 700+ I think) and while it does it's job ok enough I've been reading about DE razors and how much better they are.
I saw a Feather razor on Massdrop. Apparently it's regarded as one of the best 'mild' shavers, i.e. one that is not too aggressive to your skin and is suited for those with sensitive skin. Paired with an ultra sharp Feather blade its supposed to bring a close shave while not destroying the skin. Now the price is... USD 145 after the discount. RRP is USD 210. That's a pretty expensive razor, but I'm tempted. It will be my first DE razor.
But I'll have to research a bit before taking the plunge though. Not sure if I can get Feather blades in Malaysia, or how much it takes to ship them here. Also need to consider shaving soaps and brush. All I see here are the Gillete foams.
The link to the Massdrop Feather deal. You have to register at Massdrop before you can see it though.
Old skool shaving, Best and closest shave ever