I started wet shaving 10 years ago based on reading something about it in a magazine and shopping in a local cutlery store. I have been happily using Col. Conk soaps w/ a Conk pure badger brush...until I discovered this forum!
I spent many hours reading posts and sticky's, which drove me to acquire CADE soap, Bigelow cream (Proraso), CE Sienna cream + AS, KMF cream, Burt's Bees AS, and an AoS Alum block...all things I could get at the mall.
Then I spent more hours on B&B thus driving me to place an order for Tabac soap (to see what all the fuss is about), a Rooney 2/1 Super, a scuttle, another DE razor for the wife, and a nice brush and razor stand.
B&B's forum is quite powerful!
I still have on my mind....new aftershave, another brush, and more soap (interested in Trumper Rose)
Does it ever end?