Well, after much mulling and research here, I decided to pull the trigger today on a Kent BLK 4.
I wanted to get a more luxurious brush (silver-tip) that wouldn't scratch my face, as I've experienced with my C&E BBB. Also, I wanted something that could handle soaps and creams, as well as a variation of lathering techniques (face & bowl). I was a little skeptical of going with this choice, as I've heard that Kents are REALLY soft, and can border on floppy, as my first brush is a really moppy/floppy Vulfix pure. But, everyone who responded to my questions informed me that if you have sensitive skin (like I do....really sensitive), then Kent is a good brush.
But, having read a few threads on the Kent's unique ability to serve as an all-around brush, and makes gobs of lather, I decided to go for it. Also, several other descriptions helped seal the deal. Someone described the brush as one that "lets its lather go" in stead of hogging it, like some other brushes do. Seeing as this is one of my major complaints about my BBB, I figured this would be a nice change.
Thanks for all your patience, suggestions, and advice. Everyone on this board is really helpful, as always.