Here is an annoying observation I have had:
When lathering with creams, I have no trouble getting a thick, luscious amount of lather onto my face. When using soaps, however, the dang lather wants to stay in the brush. Perhaps it is because the lather is lighter with the soap, it clings to the brush like no one's business. I can get a relatively thin layer on my face, but the rest just stays in the brush no matter how I try. Even if I squeeze some out of the brush and try it that way, it still hangs onto the brush once I start moving it around my face.
Has anyone else noticed this? It is frustrating when you can get tons of lather in the bowl/brush but you can't get enough of it on your face. I realize it probably makes no difference to the shave, but I like the feeling of having all that lather on my ugly mug.