SR are less sharp so they are more forgiven than Shavettes. Even if you can shave with a SR you have to be ever so gentle with a Shavette but you get used to a shavette and find the right blade for you then it's very enjoyable.On a personal note I've found a straight razor to be more forgiving than the AC type shavettes but that may just be someting I found and may not be common across the board P.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of the maintenance but you only need a finishing stone OR paste OR lapping film to refresh the edge, you will need a strop no matter what. It's not so bad if you actually learn to shave with a SR.Buy one ready to shave straight and play, if you like it, then get the strop, paste, stone, and lapping film. I feel like the maintenance is endless.