Just wanted to say hey to all of you here and give an introduction. My name is Cesar and I'm 25 years old. I'm a US ex-pat living in Australia with my lovely wife. I'm an IT sysadmin by trade. I stumbled on this forum just yesterday while doing research on wet shaving. My interest was sparked after visiting Art of Manliness (highly recommend!) and seeing an article that they had about "how to shave like your grandad". After reading the article I was hooked and needed more info. Right now I've got my eyes set on a feather popular as my first razor. I'm not being too picky on my first instance of gear since I need to make sure that it's for me. I figure I'll get the feather with some decent inexpensive soap (col conk rum bay, maybe) and a decent badger brush to start me off. If I like it I will likely stock up on some nicer supplies on my trip to the states soon.
On a side note... I tried a little experiment with my cart fusion and I was really surprised. I splashed some hot water on my face a couple of times this morning before I shaved (something I never do) and then rubbed the gel into my face decently in all directions to get it in there. I have to say that I got one of the best shaves I've had in a while. I'm really excited at the results I'll get once I get a brush/soap and a DE into my routine. Who knew shaving could be an experience? haha... looking forward to some good times!