My C & E
I just got the same C&E brush about two weeks ago and I feel much like Ken about the scritchiness [is that a word?] of the brush. But then, I have come accustomed to my ShaveMac Silvertip which is not even in the same ballpark.
I know it is a great brush because so many shavers here highly recommend it, so I plan on adding it to my brush rotation and adjusting my face to the scritchiness. One thing I really like about it is its relatively small size compared to my 23mm ShaveMac 22579. I kind of like the precision of a smaller size brush.
Happy Shaving, Ron the Potty Doctor