Shave Like Your Great Grandpa: The Ultimate Straight Razor Shaving Guide
Not at all for the faint of heart but it is probably the most environmentally friendly shaving you can do, also the closest shave you can get, with good shaving soaps this is healthier for your skin, and works out way cheaper over the years as you'll never buy blades again.
It's really only advantages at play here.... But we're not as "tough" as we used to be or we don't have the "time". I'm sure it's really just that we don't have time because stropping a blade could take 5 or 10 minutes every few days, and the shave may take an extra 5 minutes too, and in that time we could have been watching a soapie on TV.
But for those who really want a quality shave and see their daily shave a moment of meditation, the article linked to below gives a really good guide on what you need and how you go about shaving with a straight razor. Good advice is that these razors and strops should last a very long time so don't go buy a cheapie and then wonder why it does not work well for you.