I have been using a Parker silvertip brush since I started wet shaving. It has been a good starter brush, but I think I am getting ready to move on. The badger hair is to flimsy and floppy and renders it almost useless when it comes to "working" a lather. It's more like just painting it on all the time. The brush is also a lather hog due to its large fan shape. Do any of you have any suggestions for a great brush to upgrade to?