Part of going your own way is embracing discipline and routine, these are essential aspects of building a life and taking care of yourself, add to this skill acquisition and having having to look after and maintain a tool – This is straight razor shaving.
Why not just buy a random razor with 3+ blades from the supermarket, some random shaving cream and go to it? It comes down to choices and luxury. If you have the aptitude to turn a mundane task into a lesson and an exercise in discipline. Then this is for you.