I have to confess, I've never owned a razor in my entire life. During my high school years when I had to shave for school (and only then infrequently, until the vice-principal would holler at me to shave), I used my Dad's electric (as did my brothers). Once I finished school, I've only shaved a handful of times and haven't been without my beard since September, 1978. Likewise, I wear my beard full, so I don't do any of the trimming of any areas, hence no razor. I did use my wife's once when I was having some surgery. First time I'd ever used a non-electric razor on myself.
Reading about all the time and money folks put in to shaving makes me even happier to always have my beard.
BTW, my wife and none of my kids have ever seen me without a beard.