I got fed up with the 4 and 5 blade contraptions as well, and went back 'old school' with a safety razor, soap, and boars-hair brush. Didn't go full old school with the straight razor - that does take too much time to keep sharp, and some time to get skilled with it. The safety razor though is great - blades are maybe 4 cents a piece - I can buy 'em in hundred packs.
Try it - you won't look back.
The one advantage modern razors have though is that you have to really really try hard to cut yourself. The safety I have is not bad (and blades last around 2 weeks it seems), but takes a little care. Straight razor - forget about it.