You don't need an expensive razor to get a better shave my man! However I did start with a cheap razor and bought many expensive ones over the years
Just find what works for you would be my advice..and if you're looking to save money..don't hang around on these forums too long
My R89, 39c and X3 have given me the most comfortable shaves than any of the higher-priced razors I have been duped into buying. When you find something that works -- stop! You'll end up like @wayne mattison.
Started with a Mühle R89, been though the entire spectrum... R41, 37c, Progress, Futur, Rockwell, Feather and every damn type of vintage Gillette.
They're all interesting to try but don't go chasing better/closer/smoother shaves, that way madness lies. If you want something fancy that you can show off and feel proud of owning get an expensive one but it won't shave any better, in fact my best razors have all been the cheapest.
The best shaves I've experienced have been with Gillettes,..Fatboy, Slim and my lovely Canadian pre-war Tech.
I've had great shaves from the ATT's M and S2's, Supply SE and Schick G, but none better than my Gillettes.
My first DE (Merkur 39C) cost £39.99. I got some great shaves with it. My favourite DE's cost £31.99 and £55 (Muhle R41 and Merkur Futur) respectively. At the opposite end of the scale, my Gillette Tech cost me under a tenner and I get great shaves with it.
The point of what I'm saying is that great shaves are available at all price points Don't be fooled into parting with more money than you have to.
I have used a Merkur 34C for approximately 4 years. This year I bought a Rockwell 6S - hardly 'top of the range' given some of the prices of razors I've seen, but still significantly more expensive than the Merkur. For me, the 6S gives allows me to shave more frequently (daily), so to that end, yes, it gives me better shaves. However, I could've bought the 6C, which is far less expensive than the S.