A big hello to everyone! I started thinking about getting into wetshaving about a month ago. My electric razor was just not cutting it. I stumbled upon this great site and the rest is history. I ordered a Merkur HD and Merkur blades. Then I went to C&E and purchased a badger brush and some almond oil shaving cream. I also picked up some Proraso green tube cream and Proraso A/S balm.
I have since shaved with both creams and love both of them equally. I have always dreaded shaving in the mornings. Not any more!!! I find myself really looking foward to this newfound experience. I am basically focusing on technique and I am not too worried about how close a shave I am getting. Based on all the great advice on this board I know that a closer shave will come in good time. Thanks to everyone!