I have never been a great of electrics, though have owned quite a few. There is no comparison to a wet shave, though as someone with a heavy beard for whom shaving everyday leaves my skin sensitive and with the usual rashes this now allows me to shave everyday with pretty much no rash (still breaking it in after 2 years of wet shaving). The usual problem area of the neck, where hair can grow at different angles is much relieved by this Braun. Couple of whinges -
1. The hygiene/clean-o-meter is relatively pointless, after two shaves it needs a clean 2. The cleaning base seems to have the problems of it's predecessors - once cleaned the shaver head remains wet with the cleaning fluid 3. The carry case is cheap plastic - for the money spent I would expect higher quality
Other than that, very happy with the purchase, only time will tell on durability - but certainly happy I made this choice over the Phillips or lower priced Braun's. Reasonable build quality, if not a bit 'blingy' compared to other Brauns' I have owned.