There has been alot of talk on the board lately about luxury brushes, high dollar brushes, whats best,etc. I don't do so good with factory made brushes. I always feel a little tweak would usually improve their performance. Personally if I was choosing a factory brush I'd be looking for a Rooney or a M&F. Obviously the problem is trying to find one. I only own 2 factory brushes both Simpsons, one Manchurian, one synthetic and yes, I'd like to shorten the Manchurian a couple of mm and increase the loft a couple mm on the synthetic. As most of you know I'm a hobby brush maker and I've done alot of experimentation with knots, loft, hair type, etc. Here's my perfect brush. I'm not wild about the handle but again I like to experiment with style and this is where my head was at when I made the brush and I'm trying not to mess with it and view it as a sign post of where I was at the time the brush was made. You can always change a handle but I hope I don't. I have about $110 dollars in this brush. Most of that is due to the Shavemac silver tip knot. I don't consider this as a high dollar brush but it's big on luxury and performance for my taste. Let's see your perfect brush.