Huh! The thing is, general opinion about the 5 blades is polarizing, with some reviews claiming it's the closest, safest and least fussy shave ever and the others saying there are zero benefits upgrading from 3 blade setup like the Mach 3. The disposable ones don't feel nice at all but I've never had the courage to try the 5 blades 'cause it's much pricier. But I will now, once I use up all the cheapos.
Lots of people are switching to standard razor setup but that seems like too big of a fuss...
I'm really glad I stopped thinking my appearance has to rely on my hair and beard. It's so liberating just getting rid of it all tho I still say beards are super cool. Just not mine.
Honestly this is the peak of shaving technology, everything invented after that was marketing BS to get you to spend more money on razors:
The quality of the blades you get in that setup is much better than any Mach 3/5 or however many blades they use now. It's also much cheaper in the long run and it's that much less plastic you use in your life compared to cheapos.
Get yourself an old razor and some Feather brand razor blades, you won't regret it.
There is definitely a learning curve, but once you have it down the difference is incredible, especially if you have irritations from shaving, the single blade is much less irritating than the multi.
Even my GF has moved away from the modern lady razors, she uses an old Gillette Lady and also finds it superior to the modern 3 blade razors:
(the first few attempts her legs looked like she had been in a fight with 10 cats, but after a few runs she got used to it)