I'm one of those "poor bastards" that took the plunge on the Butterscotch Manchurian M7...
I refer to myself as one of the above since when I endeavoured into Simpson's website I was starting to contemplate getting a Duke 3. (Big maybe, but just a maybe)
I already have a CH2 2 band on the way and thought that the last thing I would find myself buying was another brush, until I saw those Manchurian Butterscotches... I wanted to cry. And THEN I opened THIS review, needless to say, I had the thing paid for in the next 10 mins.
Now they are both on their way and I don't know if you guys saw the movie with "Hachi: A dog's tale" but that's me every day, trying to stay in as long as I can in the morning to see if today is the day.
Needless to say, Simpson's should offer a discount to B&B members recognising the fact that if they spent a million bucks promoting their products ANYWHERE, they wouldn't get half of the people buying more of their brushes than this forum does... (I guess they don't really need it, but hey, I would certainly love me a discount).
Anyway... Great review, great enough to make me consider it would be cheaper to get a personal barber to shave me every morning than to keep coming back to these forums...
Enjoy your beautiful brushes