Well I've been continuing to follow the posts and review the tips and techniques posted by all the veterans here and I finally acheived a complete BBS shave this morning. Even managed to get it smooth under the chin and the undersides of the jaw.
I had been challenged a bit trying to get the Mekur HD to work well for me and had been going back and forth between it and a Gillette SS. Finally decided to stop switching and stuck with the Mekur for the past week and I think I'm getting the hang of it.
I've also been playing around with a number of different shave creams, a full case of SCAD has certainly set in, but went back to one of my first purchases this morning, Taylors Lavendar. A nice hot and rich lather from my Moss Scuttle and boy things are starting off nicely! Somehow I am able to get the best lather from Taylors and Proraso, anyway it paid off this morning with an easy shave that just seemed to glide along. A touch of Nancy's AS gel, which I'm now offically addicted to, and what a great start to the day!
Thanks again to everyone here for sharing their expertise and happy shaving to all!