In a word, wow.
My set-up: Merkur with Walgreens blades (I didn't realize they didn't come pre-fitted), Trumpers Violet Cream (Amazing!), boar brush from CVS (I'll be saving up for a good badger...), QED Da Vinci water (you can drink this, right?), and Trumpers Coral Skinfood (Really, worth all the credit due).
The shave went, how do you say, "swimmingly." The best shave I have ever had, honestly.
I have one question, though. My lather felt dry, I'm assuming the best way to rectify that is by adding a bit more water?