Yesterday I've got mail call - a Yaqi Tuxedo synthetic 24mm brush. Since the brush is nice itself, today I decided to try it. I never used synthetic brushes till now and was curious, reading so many comments and reviews how great are they. My set-up was the brush, a barbon shaving cream (hungarian) and Merkur 34C+Gillette platinum blade. I've got good lather, can't complain about that, but still prefer my cheap pure badger brush. I simply can't understand the fuss about synthetics. 2 things I realized from shave : the brush was too soft and sprayed lather all around when I create lather from cream (face lather) the lather was good, but not that thick as from my badger (I use mostly cheap pure badger brushes like Shea moisture and VDH, lately Bevel). I much prefer also feeling of exfoliating on my skin from pure badgers. What are your opinions about synthetics vs badgers? Thanks !