Thus far I have only used TOBS shave stick. I love the soap, it lathers really nicely and performs very well, but when I use it as directed, it feels like I'm spreading Crisco on my face. Because of this, I have taken to using a pocket knife to cut off the proverbial almond sized amount and then bowl lathering that. I will definitely buy more TOBS but I think I will get the soap puck or cream.
I haven't tried the idea of running hot water over it first before rubbing it on my face. I would think that would use the product a lot faster as some would be washed down the drain, wouldn't it?
VdH Luxury, Speick, C.O. Bigelow, Real Shaving Cream, AOS, Cella.