After my issues with the Futur razor, which I described on another thread here, I ordered a Ming Shi DE razor on Ebay from China.
It looks almost exactly the same as the Merkur Futur, but costs considerably less.

After side by side comparison by shaving half of my face with each, I conclude that,
Setting 1 on Merkur Futur = Setting 4 to 5 on Ming Shi.
Setting 1 on Ming Shi is so mild that I couldn't get a close shave with it.

Thus I really like my Ming Shi razor, as its level of aggressiveness is much lower than on the Futur, and I prefer the milder razor.

Anybody else tried the Ming Shi?