I recently found what a pleasure shaving was. I am in the military and everyday I climb out of my rack and had to go through that mandatory richual of shaving. Before I used a MACH and now I find more pleasure and satisfaction with my new MERKUR CLASSIC, FEATHER BLADES, TRUMPERS PUCK, AND BOAR BRUSH! For ten years I have been missing out on this great experience. I use boar due to my being over seas and lack of shipping options. But which is truly better badger or boar? Is it mearly preference? Also soap what do you guys recommend? My research has brought me to the setup I mentioned above. Is there something I can improve on? I am enjoying the shave it is way better than the MACH ever was or will be. Also is it better to go against the grain or with? Some places particularly under my chin feel as though ATG might be better, but I am not for sure if this is recomended for the beginner or novice. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.