Well I tried this combo again today and it was awesome. Unlike in the past, they were comfortable to use in the Edwin Jagger DE 89 but they still have that legendary sharpness to them. I'm guessing it's where my beard has gotten tougher over the past year along with a much better technique which a friend pointed out. So it looks like Feather blades are in my rotation from now on:
This used to be nearly unusable combo for me at all.