Very good point, Ren. I'll stand by the quote you offered, but I will concede that I might be (and if personal history is any indicator, I am) wrong about this particular event. It may be that Gillette really did try to develop a better shaving system, and that they really believe they are doing a service for men and women everywhere. I apologise, fully, not only to all you fine folks, but to the folks at Gillette for judging this action too hastily. I've been reading all these opinions of others that the Fusion is not an improvement, and that Gillette's "highly expensive research" was just PR BS.It has since become the prefered cartridge razor of tens of millions worldwide. Everyone who uses a Mach 3 does so by choice and not by necessity, since various other shavers have always been available. Some people will conclude that the Fusion is their prefered razor and will be happy to pay what is asked for the cartridges. By what authority do you determine what products are necessary?
I was swayed, and I did wrong. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
And I also thank you for bringing this to my attention in this way, so that I could understand where I jumped the tracks. I still say it is wrong to take advantage of people, and I still think huge swaths of marketing and advertising are just that, fancy words for swindling. But I had no right to impugn the folks at Gillette without knowing more, especially since I've never even actually seen a Fusion in person.
Again, thank you. May our Blessed Mother smile upon you for the kindness you have shown me.