The Proraso pre-shave cream is the right stuff. Dunno exactly why, but they changed the labeling, dropping the post part a year or so ago. Some guys still use it post-shave, but I don't. Didn't seem to do all that much for me post-shave, but as always, YMMV.
A lot of the other stuff you listed is still on my "gotta try" list. I have tried the Tabac AS from a sample I got with my Tabac soap (If you haven't gotten the4 Tabac soap, GET SOME!). It seems very cologny to me, and may not offer much benefit as an AS to me...but then, I've only used it once before other stuff came to me in the mail that I've been using.
[LIST][*][I][SIZE="1"]Replated Tech W/ iKon Gripper handle, 1969 Gillette Super Adjustable Long Handle, Goodfella Satin Black w/ BRW Ebony Handle, Replated NEW head W/ BRW 3.75 inch Barberpole handle, 1918 Gillette Ball-End Old Type, Merkur 12C, 38C, 39C Slant[/SIZE][*] [SIZE="1"][I]CROMA, Shark, Derby or IP Blades[/I][/SIZE][*] [SIZE="1"][I]2009 Semogue Horn Handle Silvertip Brush, 2008 B&B Limited Edition Brush, Series 2 B&B Essential, or Tweezerman[/I][/SIZE][*] [SIZE="1"][I]Proraso Pre/Post cream, Shaving Soap/Cream varies[/I][/SIZE][*] [SIZE="1"][I]TGR or Woody's ASB[/I][/SIZE][/I][/LIST]