Oh, no, don't mark me as spam! I was just in the Reddit forum and was wondering why a conversation like this couldn't happen on Cake. r/Wetshaving is one of the more popular ones with 12K members and r/Wicked_Edge has 114K members.
Why is it so great? For me, it transformed my morning shaving routine where I always cut myself, had a very irritated neck for most of the morning, and dreaded the process. Long before I opened my shop I convinced a lot of my friends to convert to wet shaving and they have been very happy since.
Holding off on straight razors for now as it requires a big investment in both money and time to get the technique down. The traditional approach to shaving cool factor plays a lot into it; but there are a lot of other tangible benefits of shaving with a safety razor; it's a much better shave, it's environmentally friendly and it's much less expensive over time.
A single blade passing over your skin causes much less irritation that multi-blades razors. For people with sensitive skin shaving can be a very painful process. Also Safety razors give a lot of feedback when you aren't doing it right, usually in the form of small nicks and cuts, so you quickly learn to hone your skill using one. You learn to shave much better over time.
It's environmentally friendly as your are throwing away or recycling just a small double edge blade vs. one full of plastic and there are billions of those thrown away every year.
It's much less expensive over time. I sell (and use) Derby double edge blades which cost about .20 cents a peace and last for 5-6 shave. If you added the costs over months, years and decades you will be saving thousands of dollars.
Lastly, there is a lot of tradition in the products. Many of them have been made by the same family for more than 100 years. A lot of the soaps are made by artisan makes.
I find a lot of my friends who are into technology and photography end up migrating towards this when I tell them about it as the attention to detail, process, tradition all play toward their skillsets and interests.
Anyways, thought I would share and see if we can get a discussion going.