The first time I used it had about a weeks worth of beard, and wow it took it all off. It did take a while in the section I did, so I decided to use the trimmer on it to remove most, and go over it. It is a Wet / Dry so you can use it either way, typically I use it dry but sometime I will use some shaving cream, or shave butter with it, and it works great. This is by far the best shaver I have ever used. Gets it nice and close, and takes less then 2 minutes a day. The charge lasts for quite a while, and has a built in power meter. It even has a cleaning mode to move the head when rinsing. I did not get the one with the cleaning stand, as I don't really have room to leave that out all the time. What I do is clean it with rubbing alcohol every once in a while. I have been using it since August (about 5 months) and I really love it.
I would recommend trying it if you hate electric shavers and stay away because they always sucked. It is available online at quite a bit lower then I paid for it when I got it (its dropped about $50 so the current price I would not say is as expensive as it was at the time, and near what I would expect to pay for a quality razor.