What kind of shaver am I? A Gillette Mach 3 Turbo razor and a can of EDGE gel. Not a bad experience and rarely do I nick myself. I always wanted to know what it would be like to move up the shaving ladder to something more sophisticated. I have always admired people who shave using the brushes to spread the lather across their face. Thing is, I know very little about shaving in this manner (though it seems elementary), and I am wondering if the expense of buying a nice shave kit will really add to a more comfortable and enjoyable shave. I hear great things about Casswell-Massey so I started there. I figured $100 was more than enough to get started with something like this shaving set Now, what about shaving cream? I figured what I needed was shaving soap. I *guessed* that is what the brush gets dipped into and then across the face to produce lather. What about this item here? I don't want to go crazy with all of this, but if you gentlemen have something in particular you would recommend -- and really feel that the added expense adds to a more gratifying shaving experience, I'd like to know about it. Feel free to provide links to specific recommendations.