Yea, it sucks. Might as well yap about our plight in the world. I have a medium growth rate and choose to not look like a duck-commander or terrorist. Plus, if I shave, them girls might notice the rare upturned mouth corner I occasionally grant deserving souls. When it comes to shaving cream/soap, I've found myself happy with Proraso.. a half-pea size offering, rubbed into your cleaned and prepared stubble works very well. I've been fairly happy with like a fifty pack (Costco) of Gillette Custom Plus Pivots.. a simple double blade disposable with a lube pad. If somehow I've been out for a good while or something and have quite a moss patch, I'll lay a straight razor to my face instead of diddling around. Back in the day, I used those double sided "safety" razors and hear that some really swear by the new blades now. Anyway, this is the shaving thread.