Just getting started, maybe 6 weeks now? Started with with the RADS, something about the shiny cold hard metal. Bought a couple but trying to be good. Now looking at brushes and find that the Semogue 1305 will be my next purchase. Started with Proraso white, then I was trying to use hard soap (Conk's Bay Rum) and after reading lather guides still had trouble getting a lather, so went back to cream and now i like the cream. So after the brush it'll be some TOBS and Proraso green.. then i'll probably want to pick up a tech... it just doesn't end! Something about my personality loves all the variables involved and experimenting, and just taking time taking care of myself in the morning is not something i'm used to but it's greatly enjoyable. Not a 'cheap' hobby but not terribly expensive either. At least i know i'm not alone!