I just received my SR 3226 silvertip from QED last night. Got it's first go around this morning. When I first opened the box, I was a bit surprised at the bristles upright-ish appearance. But after one use it is starting to bloom nicely. (Hey, I'm still a newbie).
I will post a review after some more shaves, but initially I must say that the handle makes lathering a whole different experience for me coming from the EJ Best Badger medium and a Trumper traveling brush. It is really a comfortable as well as aesthetically pleasing brush.
I also received a tub of Trumpers Rose s/c, which Charles at QED had recommended. I am glad I read some posts about it at B&B before using it b/c some of you had mentioned that it lightly stained your brush. That would have been disheartening had that occurred hence the baptism with Trumpers Sandalwood s/c. I'll try the Rose with the EJ.