I’ve had a beard for about 10 years, which requires a 20-minute trim once a week (just buzz it over on the 6mm setting then neaten up with the other tools).
Before that I was clean shaven, which I had to do every day, otherwise I would get ingrowing hairs that were really painful. Used to take me 20 minutes.
From ages 13-20 I used an electric philishave (because that’s what my dad used), and then after that a disposable razor, which would last about a week per blade. The switch to the latter helped my complexion a lot, but the switch to a beard was the big step.
In hindsight, I’ve since learnt that the disposable razor I used (Mach 3) probably shaved too close and could have been the cause of the ingrowing hairs, but I don’t think I’d go back to that routine anyway.