For me it could. I say “could” because unlike the canned foam/gel for modern shavers, traditional shavers have a wide variety of scents to choose from in the form of creme, soap and soap sticks and it causes a irresistible urge to try different products, some of which can get a bit expensive.
If I could stick with one soap such as Arko or Van Der Hagen then the difference after one year is huge! Like $100 difference every year. Ok, so $100 isn’t huge per say, but it’s a definite money saver. Also consider that cartridge prices go up every year also.