These non-foaming gels and creams can perform really well, the thing that makes them inferior IMO is that they just are not as convenient as having a brush handy to re-apply lather.
I used to use a non-foaming cream, and it was annoying to have to get this stuff on my hands, apply to my face, and have to rinse my hands over and over between passes. It really got cumbersome and made the shaves much longer and tiring.
If you shave in the shower, I guess that's not a problem though. Glad you like it.