Only been wet shaving a couple years so don't laugh. But here's a few things I learned right from you guys: 1. Matching up the after shave with the shave soap enhances the whole experience (pretty basic I know, but I'm just admitting I didn't know that til I read about it here and other forums a few years ago) 2. 2nd pass of the shave should go in a different direction than the first pass (again basic, but something I wouldn't have known til I read about it right here) 3. When using high quality soaps, you can spread on the face what's left over in the brush after the shave, for after shave healing qualities (that one blew my mind - now find myself doing it almost every time) 4. Keeping the lid off the soap for an hour or more to dry out after shaving will help keep it from going bad (don't know exactly which kinds of soaps this is more important than others, but I'm trying to do it with all of them now to be safe) If you want to add to my learning list, share/throw it out there.