I have been wet shaving for the last 20+ years, all the while using Williams puck soap in a Marvy mug with a boar brush. A few months ago, I got a Yaqi Barber Pole in 2 band badger. It was considerably superior to my boars (admittedly they were ‘cheap’ boars). Then I got a Simpson Colonel X2L in best. It was literally unbelievable. The best lather i’ve ever had. Now, I did put some Clubman tube lather on the ‘bloomed’ Williams puck, but, I did the same with the other brushes. If this is any indication of the difference between Simpson and all others, I now understand. Shaved with it today, unbelievable! What a brush! Can’t imagine using anything else. Does anyone else notice this?