That's the trade-off I guess, the Phillips rotary ones even the Prestige leave my face looking like Freddi Krugger's more pock marked brother
The superior series 7 you mention are the old ones. The current ones have been deliberately downgraded so you can rest assured you've got the best Braun currently on sale. Braun have deliberately favoured comfort over closeness. The Panasonic Arc5 will give a closer shave but irritates a lot of people's skin.
The offers for the series 9 down to £119 are without the clean station that this includes. Series 9 with cleaning station currently in Costco for £185 (in-store only for the latest one) and do rarely go down to £150. Whether or not you think the cleaning station is worth it will be up to you.
I have the series 9, don't bother! Leaves you looking like you have a 12 hour shadow, every time the series 9 gets posted people say buy the series 7 and I wish I had!
Looking at past deals the series 9 seems to drop to £119 a lot, is there any reason I should get this over the Series 9?