As we all know there are certain items here that garner almost universal praise and often cult-like status. I’m curious about the other side of that coin. Share, if you’re so inclined, something you like more than you think you should, thought you would, or only admit to in the presence of other like-minded fans. Also, something you wish you liked more than you did, because, darn-it, everyone else does and maybe something is wrong with me. I’ll go first: VDH Luxury Soap - I saw the luxury set on clearance at a Target or Walmart, recollection is fuzzy. It was at a price where the shave mug alone was interesting, so I bought it. Shave mug was fine. The clipped-hair boar brush is solid given the price. Though I hear there’s a no-shed lottery I might have won on that. The cheap acrylic brush stand over delivers in practicality. That opening accepts any brush and the height keeps my longer handled brushes off the vanity top. Now for the soap... It’s cheap, mass produced, sold at big boxes for $3.88. For sure, this was to be the soap to break-in brushes, practice lather, de-funk an Omega or Semogue with... But... Dang it if I, up to this point,secretly love it. Not the easiest latherer, but still weekday compatible. The lather is also forgiving. You can under or over hydrate it in a sleepy stupor, and it’s not a disaster. Not the most sophisticated scent, but something unapologetically old school about it. Then there’s the slickness. For a hard soap, it is slick! Oh, and it’s $3.88! For those conscious of ingredient list, it might make you cringe, but it performs like a champ. My 1972 black handled super speed. Anything Gilette after 1964 is only justifiable as a birth year razor right? That was my case. No way this will beat my NDC 40s SS, my Red Tip, Blue Tip... Well, I love my , this side of Gillette’s decline, razor. Can’t explain it. If more aggression was what I needed, Red Tip all day, right? If I need mild, it should be Blue tip to the rescue. In between, 40’s SS. Nope, my pedestrian 72 black handle just does it for me. What do I want to love more? My Red Tip. I want to be part of that community that loves this legendary,beautiful razor. Alas, I just like her. Still working on it, but she’ll be hard pressed to win that spot in my heart from my 72 SS. Please don’t tell the cool kids. Alright, let’s get the dirty laundry out there.