Bought this razor a few years ago when my Merkur broke, and even though Merkur was nice enough to replace, that one sits in my cabinet as a backup/loaner, as for me it simply can't hold a candle to the reliable, smooth, cut-less shave I get from the Jagger.
For the DE shaving newbs, I second the notion of getting a sample pack of blades. Sure, it will cost more per blade than a 100-pack of Derby or whatever, but I'd have never settled on my personal pick of Astra blades if I hadn't tried half-a-dozen others first.
And for those worried about the resellerratings, I've placed quite a few orders from SOAP, and never had any troubles.
When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not. Hmm?