Just had the best shave of my life with Arko, Astra SP, and my new Gillette Old Type OC (courtesy of JonM). It actually redefined BBS for me.
There is something so luxurious about rubbing my warm brush on my face and watching the lather explode. I went for a fourth pass instead of my usual three, and I was still sad when the shave was over. There was still plenty of lather in my brush, but nothing else to shave.
I am completely smitten with Arko. I even enjoy the smell. I wish I would have picked some up sooner.