Hey gang - just joined up over the holidays. I'm not quite going the DE path - at least not yet. I've been using St. James cedar and Bigelow (Proraso) shave creams with a brush and my fusion razor for about 6 months. Started poking around on the net and found this group - actually looking for alternatives to the fusion. Found that, and a lot more.
Lots of great information here. As I was sifting through the information, I found the link for Ogallala bay rum. I placed a very, very small order with the folks at Ogallala. Part of that was a sample cologne for $.01. I sent John an email asking for a sample of aftershave instead of cologne. I promptly got a response and not only got a sample of aftershave, but multiple aftershaves, and a cologne as well.
I don't know if you're a bay rum lover like I am, but if you are, seriously consider doing business with the folks at Ogallala. Customer service like that is a rare thing!
Great group here as well.