I've had this razor for about three years now. Whenever it starts to get dull, I can keep the razor itself and just change out the blades. Even the blades seem to last a long time, at least for me. I only have to change them once every six months. I like this because it has a moisture strip, but it's small. The razors with big moisture strips are absolutely ridiculous; I'm assuming you're supposed to use those for when you have no soap to use because those basically provide the soap for you, which I find annoying. I haven't tried any 5-blade razors or anything like that so I don't have much to compare this to, but it's a good razor I've had for years that has never let me down, and I love the color.