my simpsons colonel X2L arrived today from jarrod at thesuperiorshave.com. i was holding out decided which badget shaving brush to get. my merkur 23c, prorosa shaving cream tube, stands, and razor blazes arrived last week. i was bit nervous and excited after reading everyones experience posts. ten minutes later i have a baby butt smooth shave and i've very pleased. i had some nicks under my lip and i think its because of some acne. no nicks under my chin or upper lip. this is the closest shave i've ever gotten. the prorosa feels very good but i think i added too much water, but will have better luck on my next shave.