I used a cake of Colgate Barbershop the other day that was dry as whatever just to show there is no NEED to bloom a soap. I get that with no need to bloom anything. My antiblooming started as a response to people using modern Williams. It has expanded into other soaps. I improved my technique to take that step out. Then again I do not need butter cream lather either. You do no Uber lather the Willaims....right? You actually got a bit of sarcasm to shine through there...bravo!!!! There is a right way and wrong way to do everything. Sometimes there is more then one right way and wrong way. Adding steps to a simple and straight forward process is often wrong. New people come in and think they have to go through all the big long steps to get great shaves. It is not necessary at all. There is no need for the long hot towel.. there is no need for the blooming..shimming,, blade flipping... and other silly things people do. It is like telling them to try different blades before they even learn to shave. Shaving is one of the simple straight forward things a man can still do. It is worth taking the time to learn how to keep it that way.