I recently acquired a new Rooney 1/2 Super Badger, with faux horn handle, from VintageBlades and I used it only twice, but I find it too big for my hand and face.
As a beginner I thought bigger was better, but it is clearly a case of ymmv, some people with bigger hands may love it.
It is definitely very soft and luxurious and it can make tons of lather, I think if you try hard enough it can even lather pure water
I am now searching for a smaller size brush and looking to post the Rooney 1/2 in the "for sale" forum once I am allowed to and figure out how this whole selling thing works with Paypal and all. This sport can get expensive quickly.