Amen! In addition to that, I find it's really important to use the 'right' set up, an aggressive razor might be great for the needs of some but won't be for others. You're right about trying to judge a blade after a shave not being the best way to see how good it is, my favourite blades seem to be the ones which perform the best after a few shaves.I've learned a valid lesson from my humble self and that is i should always go with my 'gut-feeling/judgement',and never be condescending towards a product by it's low price tag, or take notice of other peoples reviews until you've made your own.... You can't make a true judgement on DE blades or any shaving related product regardless of the price tag with just one or two shaves, you've got to give them a good run to see if it is suited to your skin type, test it's longevity & smoothness, and try it in different razors before you can make a true opinion.
I think I read SeanC on ATG saying that he really rates the Dorco Prime Platinum, and that guy really knows his blades. Pleased you liked the Lancet SP though, I found it to be a really pleasant surprise. I'd be intrigued in what you think of the Tiger Platinum. I found it didn't really perform that well in my milder razors, but worked well in my slightly more aggressive razors.Over the past three weeks all of the blades i've re-aquainted & new blades i have tried in various razors have been absolutely fantastic all have performed admirably with each shave the dorco blades i've shaved with haven't been the sharpest blades that i have used over the last few weeks, but both the Prime platinum & ST300 have gave me some of the consistantly comfortable smooth shaves i've had since i started DE shaving especially the Prime Platinum.
The Lancet SP another have really surprised me,which are now another good inexpensive DE blade that perform superbly,that have gave me non-fuss smooth comfortable shaves...What more can i ask for.
As always, opinions reviews, are always personal thing and are very subjective to the reader..Enough said.
Next week i be trying out another two more blades i've had since the start of the year but have yet to try starting with the Gillette 'NOS' Super Silver & Tiger Platinum.