When I got into wet shaving several years back, I picked up a tube of Tom's of Maine shaving cream - only 3 on the shelf. I heard good things, but wasn't sure if I would like it. I did, used up the tube, and went back for more. None. Not only sold out, but discontinued. So, says I, I like VDH. It's cheap. And I would hate to see it go the way of Tom's. Hey, at a buck-fifty a puck... all these were purchased over the last 8-9 years, so not a huge one time lay-out. So whatchu backing up?