Hmm, hadn't been playing with the lather itself much. I got peaks and figured that was sufficient. I'll try and see if that makes any difference.
I did two things this morning that appeared to help reduce the skipping. First, I cleaned the top of the razor and the blade with rubbing alcohol. After that, I used some old Lectric Shave pre-shave stuff I had left over from my electroshave days. Don't know which made the difference, but the razor head wasn't sticking to my face nearly as much as before. Managed a DFS, but still had a fair amount of irritation.
[B]Razor:[/B] Gillette Tech TTO
[B]Blades:[/B] Walmart Personas
[B]Soap:[/B] TGQ Black Cavendish soap / Desert Ironwood cream
[B]Brush:[/B] Cheap boar from Walmart